Medicos seek reinstatement of DAK president

To mention, Dr Nisar was suspended in May 2014 by previous government for “exposing spurious drug scandal in Kashmir.”

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 18 2017 12:44AM | Updated Date: Nov 18 2017 12:44AM
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Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has demanded immediate reinstatement of its president Dr Nisar ul Hassan. The association has threatened to “shutdown hospitals” in case the demand is not considered. 

At its executive members’ meet at sub-district hospital Kupwara, the medicos urged the government to reinstate the DAK president immediately or else “we will be left with no option but to shutdown the hospitals across the Valley,” a DAC handout here said.

To mention, Dr Nisar was suspended in May 2014 by previous government for “exposing spurious drug scandal in Kashmir.”

Speaking on the occasion, DAK president said he was allegedly victimized for highlighting the illegal trade of spurious drugs in Kashmir “due to which many precious lives were lost.” 

“In 2013, DAK unearthed a big spurious drug scam,” he informed while addressing the members in the meeting. 

In this connection, he said the DAK filed a Public Interest Litigation petition in the High Court in which many people are facing prosecution.

DAK president said his endeavors in this regard should have been applauded, “but instead false and frivolous cases were fabricated against me.”

Dr Mir Muhammad Iqbal, Vice-President DAK termed continued suspension of DAK president as “unjustified” and “illegal”.

“His suspension has given untold sufferings to his family and patients who were under his treatment and follow up,” he said.

DAK spokesperson Dr Riyaz Ahmad Daga said “drug mafia is trying every means to sabotage reinstatement of Dr Nisar. They are spreading canard and trying their best to create a wedge among doctors.”