SILCHAR, June 14: OPD services at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) on Friday were affected for two hours as doctors took out a protest rally to condemn the mob attack on the resident doctors at the NRS Medical College in Kolkata.
Hundreds of doctors under the banner of Post-Graduate Association, Junior Doctors Association and Students Union were seen shouting slogans condemning the mob assault on the resident doctors in which one of the doctors sustained fracture on his skull and is kept under medical observation.
"We are appalled by the insensitive stance of the West Bengal government on the plight of the doctors. The SMCH doctors thoroughly condemn the incident at Kolkata and express strong solidarity to our injured colleagues. We dedicate our lives towards serving the patients but often colleagues from our fraternity are harassed and even mercilessly assaulted. We do not deserve such treatment and hence demand for tight security for us at work," echoed the protesting doctors.
On the other hand, Dr Babul Kumar Bezbaruah, Principal of SMCH, said they are following the move by the Indian Medical Association and the doctors are protesting for a genuine cause. "The doctors do need adequate security at workplace. The incident at Kolkata is certainly condemnable," he maintained.
Dr Tinku Moni Borah, a PG student and president of the hospital's PG doctors association, said OPD services resumed at 12 noon.