Odisha Govt Taking Action Over Attack On Doctors, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak on Sunday said the government is taking strong action against the persons involved in the attack on doctors in the state.

He said the Health Department has discussed with the Home Secretary and DGP about the attack on doctors by the relatives of patients.

“We would not hesitate to take strong action against the persons involved in these attacks. We have asked the Home Department to deploy police personnel in government hospitals. Besides, CCTVs are being installed in sensitive areas of the hospitals,” said Nayak.

Notably, the Odisha Medical Services Association (OMSA), a body of government doctors in the state, have threatened to tender mass resignation on September 1 if the government fails to ensure security to doctors in hospitals.

OMSA President Nirakar Bhatt alleged that the government was sitting idle while doctors were being attacked by relatives of patients in hospitals across the state.

The decision of OMSA came after two doctors were attacked in Baleswar district and Puri.

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