<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three days after a doctor was physically assaulted by a patient and her attendant, at the Delhi government’s Maharishi Valmiki Hospital, the Federation of Resident Doctor’s Association, FORDA, has announced an indefinite state wise strike to ask for better security for doctors at government hospitals.”We have lost count of the number of similar incidents against doctors at their workplaces. Anyone can walk inside and beat-up a doctor these days,” says Dr. Vivek Chouksey, President, FORDA Federation of Resident Doctor’s Association, that works for the welfare of resident doctors all over India.”All the state and central hospital have decided to support our friends from Maharishi Valmiki Hospital and to put forth the more important issue in front of authorities,” he added.An estimated 20,000 doctors from the city will go on indefinite strike from Thursday onwards. All out-patient departments will remain closed to the public to demand better security and give more guards at the hospital.Doctors at the Maharishi Valmiki Hospital went on an indefinite strike on Sunday after a woman patient and her attendant physically assaulted a doctor on duty. Doctors allege that there are several JJ colonies near the Pooth Kurd situated hospital and the patients come in drunk sometimes. Hospital Medical Superintendent, Beena Khurana, called this an “assault against doctors” and registered a case against the accused.”There was just an individual FIR registered, no Institutional FIR was registered by the hospital which shows the lack of concern,” added Chouksey.”Every day resident doctors have to bear the wrath of aggressive attendants. We are outraged and anguished by this act of violence against resident doctors and support their indefinite strike to express our outrage and condemnation of this act,”stated the letter was written by FORDA to the Health Minister.INDEFINITE STRIKEAn estimated 20,000 doctors from the city will go on indefinite strike from Thursday onwards. All out-patient departments will remain closed to the public to demand better security and give more guards at the hospital.

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Doctors Association announces strike after patient assaults medic in govt hosp