Politician manhandles hospital staff, DAK aghast

Srinagar: Rival groups of Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) have Tuesday taken a serious note of the manhandling of the hospital staff of the sub-district hospital Kangan by a local politician and his cohorts describing it as ‘hooliganism’.

Some half a dozen men reportedly barged into the premises of the Kangan hospital on Monday evening and manhandled the hospital staff there besides damaging the hospital property. 

“Incidents such these have become a routine affecting the work culture in the health centres,” reads the statement issued by the DAK group headed by Dr. G.M. Mir. 

Another group headed by Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan while condemning the incident said such episodes ‘are a result of anarchy in the state’ perpetrated by miscreants enjoying political patronage. “They have no fear of accountability and have made life of hospital staff miserable,” he said.

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