Srinagar: The doctors and paramedical staff went on a flash strike at SMHS Hospital here on Friday after some miscreants assaulted a female doctor and vandalised the hospital property.
Earlier in the day, attendants as per the official sources questioned the doctors for remaining absent from their duties.
The attendants alleged that the doctors remained absent from their duties. “Soon after they visited the ward, we questioned them for remaining absent from their duties,” they said.
However, the officials said that the argument between the attendants and doctors turned ugly following which the attendants assaulted a female doctor.
Officials said that the incident later sparked protest by doctors, who later began a strike and demanded security for themselves in the hospital.
Principal GMC, Dr. Samia Rasheed said that a female doctor who was busy with an emergency case at the hospital was assaulted by some attendants. They even pelted stones on the doctors and vandalized the property, she alleged.
“After the act, the doctors went on strike and have been demanding security. I am with them in their demands and the doctors have decided to resume their work only after proper security is provided to them,” she said.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, P K Pole said that an FIR has already been registered in this regard.
He said that miscreants involved in the act have been identified, adding that at least three persons have also been detained. (KNO)
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