New Delhi, December 28 (IANS): Resident doctors who were protesting in the nation’s capital to speed up NEET-PG 2021 advice on Tuesday demanded an apology from Delhi police for the “harsh action” of the cops during their Monday march to the Supreme Court.
“We want respect. This is now our main demand. We want an apology from the police for their brutality towards our fellow doctors,” a protesting doctor told IANS.
On Monday, a protest march was organized by medical residents towards the Supreme Court, but they were stopped halfway by Delhi police. As the medics were not allowed to continue their march, they returned their medical aprons on the road to register the protest. Doctors said they were beaten and dragged along as they walked to the Supreme Court.
Police said seven of its employees were injured during the chaos. He also said that two buses were damaged at that time. “We detained 10 to 12 medics, but we released them later within an hour,” Additional DCP (central district) Rohit Meena told IANS.
Currently, doctors are demonstrating in front of the emergency department of Safdarjung hospital. All emergency services, including ambulance services, were briefly blocked due to the commotion. As healthcare facilities have been hit hard due to the ongoing protests, medical residents have said they are the first to be affected by patients’ pain.
“We feel their pain but until we are treated with dignity, like a human being, we will not stop this agitation,” said a doctor.
According to the latest reports, talks between representatives of the doctors’ association and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya are currently underway at Nirman Bhavan in the nation’s capital.