Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Tuesday condemned the alleged beating of a doctor and a paramedic at the Public Health Centre Ashpora Langate in Kupwara district.
A statement issued here said the medical officer of the health center and a paramedic were attending a patient when few attendants barged into the emergency room and "physically assaulted" them.
The increase in incidence of violence against doctors has created fear among medical fraternity which has adversely affected patient care, said Dr Nisar ul Hassan, president of a faction of DAK.
"The aggression against doctors has led to brain drain and people are reluctant to opt for medical profession. The noble medical profession has lost its sanctity and has turned into a trade which is unfortunate," he said.
He said that the only way to stop this aggression against doctors is to stimulate greater professionalism and to rekindle the trust between doctors and patients.
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