The outpatient department at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital and other government healthcare facilities were closed from 8 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday to protest the Udali incident.
“We haven’t touched emergency services besides limiting the closure of the OPD so as to not cause inconvenience to the patients beyond a particular point,” a member of a doctors’ association said.
He reminded the govt of the Assam Medical Protection Act framed during the term of the Sarbananda Sonowal-led coalition government. “This Act must be implemented at the earliest for cover of hospitals and therefore the lives of healthcare workers,” he said.
The Indian Medical Association has condemned the assault on Dr. Senapati et al. at the Udali CCC.
A mob assaulted Seuj Kumar Senapati, the doctor, and other staff of the Udali CCC on Tuesday besides damaging the medical building . A video on the incident circulated via social media showed the mob kicking and hitting the doctor on his head with medical equipment with one person also fishing out a knife.
Two others, including a lady , were also injured within the attack.
The attackers had alleged negligence by the doctor and his medical team for the death of 1 Giyasuddin who was admitted to the CCC after testing COVID-19 positive.