Hello Mumbai City Desk :
AAP expresses solidarity with MARD (Resident Doctors) protest against the attack on doctors by patient relatives
;Demands immediate action against culprits, calls out the BMC for its blatant failure to protect the first line of defense against the pandemic*
The Aam Aadmi party, today, expressed its unconditional solidarity to the protest by doctors from Sion Hospital, dated 27th June 2021, against the attack on doctors by patient relatives. We condemn such attacks on doctors – who have been working relentlessly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to save lives, at a great personal cost.
It is wrong on the part of patients and relatives, to take the law in their own hands and attack doctors and medical staff. We must remain cognizant of the fact that doctors have had to take on themselves, an immensely arduous social responsibility for the preservation of our citizen’s health, throughout the two deadly waves of Covid-19 that have been experienced in Mumbai. Lives have been lost, but the valiant efforts of medical professionals have ensured that so many could recover and live on.
“This incident is also an unfortunate commentary on the blatant failure of the administration to provide for the security of doctors in the BMC. While such attacks have become a recurring affair across the country and in Mumbai – the BMC has repeatedly failed to protect its first and most powerful line of defence against the pandemic.” said Dr. Santosh Karmarkar, Convenor – Health Wing, AAP Mumbai.
“The Aam Aadmi Party demands that immediate action be taken against these miscreants and culprits – and they be arrested under the new Act passed in this regard in Maharashtra. We are well aware that, pandemic or not, resident doctors have to work under very harsh and trying circumstances. Their protection and empowerment must, and will always be, at the top of the agenda for AAP Mumbai.” Said Preeti Sharma Menon, AAP National Executive Member and Mumbai Prabhari.