Murderous Attack On Ambulance Driver Condemned

Srinagar: Doctors bodies have condemned the “murderous” attack on an ambulance driver by CRPF personnel on Thursday evening in Karan Nagar here when he was ferrying patients from Ganderbal district to SMHS hospital.

 “The brutal murderous attack on one ambulance driver, Ghulam Mohammad Sofi of Ganderbal is strongly condemnable,” Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) head, Dr. G M Mir said. “We approached higher authorities who had assured to intervene in this matter.”

“The culprit has been suspended but DAK demands a strict action in this context so that he should be booked immediately without any delay. Forces have leashed a reign of terror by halting ambulances on roads now and then and barging in hospitals often since the onset of unrest and yesterday's murderous attempt has taken this barbarism to newer heights,” he added.

He added that medical staff across Kashmir is under deep distress and agony. “Nobody feels safe while performing his or her duties in the hospitals and the threat prevails all along the road also till the health staff reaches their homes.”

Dr G M Mir has categorically stated that under these prevailing inhuman and savage circumstances, deliverance of health care services is becoming a herculean and next to impossible job which makes us hard to remain focussed while performing duties, he said.

He said that shutting of hospitals in no way is an option to react keeping the rush of injured persons in bulk to the hospitals during these days.

He stressed the authorities that strict action should be taken against the culprits such that there is no repeat of lethal incidents like these.

DAK also wants to draw attention of the authorities to issue strict directions to forces for smooth passage of ambulances and refrain them from barging into hospitals which creates sheer harassment and fear psychosis among the staff and the patients.

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