At last, Delhi high court has expressed concern over growing instances of attacks on doctors by irate patients. It also identified lack of adequate number of medical experts in government hospitals, as a possible cause. It also made a note of government’s failure to increase the number of doctors despite multifold increase in patient load. And the next date for hearing is fixed for 10 days later, on 29th May.
Our Honourable President Mr Pranab Mukherjee too, has disapproved of the violence against doctors, thus giving hope to doctors that their fundamental right of safe working environment may be restored in near future.
Although good working conditions still remain a distant dream for doctors but this raises hope of getting atleast a safer environment which is absolute necessary for a doctor to practise.
Although points raised by courts are well known and basic but are very important to begin with. But still until now, none of the government authorities had extended help to the doctor’s community. Isn’t it ironical that in 21st century, when sky is the limit for advances in majority of the professions, the most educated and a hard working community of the country is fighting for its basic and fundamental right of a safer workplace? It is just unthinkable that doctors still have to struggle for their basic right in present era.
Honourable President Mr Pranab Mukherjee too, has disapproved of the violence against doctors(link)
Attacks on doctors by relatives of patients unacceptable: President Pranab Mukherjee
Delhi high court has expressed concern over growing instances of attacks on doctors by irate patients.(Link)