Medicos in Northeast join protest against attack on doctors
Agartala/Aizawl, June 14 (IANS) As part of the nationwide programme by medicos, doctors and nurses of several Northeastern states extended support on Friday in solidarity to the striking doctors in Kolkata.
"Over 1,200 doctors in Tripura, mostly in government services, are wearing black badges while doing their duties in all the hospitals and two medical colleges," All Tripura Government Doctors' Association General Secretary Rajesh Choudhuri told IANS.
He said that as part of the show of solidarity, nurses are also performing their duties in all the hospitals wearing black badges.
Indian Medical Association (IMA) leader Soubhik Debbarma said that to protest the violence against doctors in different parts of the country, specially in Kolkata, doctors in all the Northeastern states are discharging their duties in all the government and non-government hospitals and nursing homes wearing black badges.
Officials of the Health Departments of different Northeastern states said that the health services in their states have not been affected in any way.