Wound That Refuses To Heal
Oly Banerjee, INN/Gwalior, @Infodeaofficial
Its been weeks now since the attack on a trainee doctor by a patients family, but yet the scar on the medical fraternity on the brutality of the attacks have left a deep scar.
The doctors receiving the stick from the patients family were Dr Paribaha Mukhodpadhyay and Dr Yash Tekwani, who unfortunately received no words of succor from the West Bengal government, in the immediate aftermath of the incident, who instead of swinging into action kept blaming opposition parties for the grisly turn of events, the doctors across the country were up in arms against the indifferent attitude of the state government and called for a nation wide protest against the atrocities on the medical fraternity by emotional patients.
Even the relatives of the ruling party admonished the state administration for the callous attitude towards the safety of the doctors. It was only after much huffing and puffing did the state government offered some solace the grieving medical fraternity by stating that such attacks wont be allowed to happen henceforth.
The Union government is even contemplating a national law for the safety of the doctors to instill a sense of security within the medical community. Sections of the civil society are of the opinion that only stringent actions against the perpetrators of such crimes can act as a deterrent in the future.