MORIGAON, Sept 11 - The Morigaon district unit of Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) has expressed serious concern over the assault incident on two of its members, namely, Dr Chandan Sarma and Dr Pankaj Tripathy at Bhuragaon Subsidiary Health Centre (SHC) at around 11 am on September 8 by a group of miscreants when the doctors were on the duty at the SHC.
In a press release, the secretary of Morigaon unit of AMSA, Dr Chandra Sing Deori said that on September 8, a group of errant students of Bhuragaon College entered the hospital at around 10.30 am and ransacked the doctor�s chamber and assaulted the doctors, nurses and other employees of the government hospital on the flimsy ground that an ailing student was not looked after properly by the doctors. He mentioned in the statement that the doctors were busy in the operation of a patient at that time.
The AMSA, Morigaon unit alleged subsequently a mob assembled at the behest of the principal of the college and the errant students, went on a rampage pelting stones at the doctors� quarters, hospital buildings and they attacked the doctors and employees of the hospital.
The police and security forces rushed to the spot and rescued two doctors and employees from the mob. Meanwhile, the Joint Director, Health, Morigaon lodged an FIR at the Bhuragaon police station seeking the arrest of Kandarpa Saikia, Principal, Bhuragaon College, Prasanta Hazarika, Niharanjan Roy and Jagadish Boruah, who instigated the students to attack the doctors on duty and damage the public property of Bhuragaon Hospital.
The AMSA delegation met the Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon and demanded action against the culprits of the incident. All doctors under Morigaon AMSA today staged a protest wearing black badges and abstained from their duties for an hour and demanded the government to arrest the culprits immediately. If the culprits are not arrested, the AMSA, Morigaon unit will go on a cease-work strike tomorrow onwards.