Private doctors in Jaipur to strike on Oct 7 over assault on colleague
The doctors have called for prompt legal action against the perpetrators and their immediate arrest.
JAIPUR: Private doctors in Jaipur will suspend services at their hospitals and clinics on October 7. They are protesting against the alleged assault on Dr. Mohan Kulhari, a senior ENT surgeon at Fortis Hospital on JLN Marg. The decision came after a late-night meeting on Friday at the Jaipur Medical Association (JMA) Hall.
Dr. Vijay Kapoor, the President of the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Society, condemned the attack by a patient’s relatives on Dr. Kulhari. The doctors have called for prompt legal action against the perpetrators and their immediate arrest.
Highlighting their concerns over the recurring nature of such incidents, Dr. Kapoor stressed the need for effective measures to prevent them. He stated that until the police act decisively against those responsible, the medical community would remain on strike. This shutdown includes both outpatient services and emergency care.
Dr. Kapoor warned that if the authorities fail to address their demands, they might consider expanding the strike across the state starting October 8.