Doctors’ body condemns attack on SKIMS bus in Qamarwari

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday strongly condemned the attack on SKIMS bus by some miscreants in Qamarwari in which three staff members were injured.
Doctors’ body condemns attack on SKIMS bus in Qamarwari

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday strongly condemned the attack on SKIMS bus by some miscreants in Qamarwari in which three staff members were injured.

Expressing outrage over the vicious act, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that attacking the bus carrying medical staff is unacceptable.

On Saturday evening, some miscreants hurled stones on SKIMS bus at Cement Kadal that was ferrying medical personnel who were heading towards home.

"The bus was severely damaged and among the injured, one staff nurse sustained severe head injury who was hospitalized," said Dr Hassan.

"Such acts of madness against medical personnel at a time when Kashmir is facing a medical emergency are shocking," he added.

"It is terrible to see people who are saving lives are being targeted."

He said that it was painful that they were being punished for fulfilling their ethical duties to provide care to sick and wounded in times of crisis.

"This mad pattern of atrocities has generated a fear psychosis among medical personnel.

"These acts of obstructing the passage of medical personnel and transport are intolerable.

"At all times and under all circumstances medical neutrality has to be maintained.

"It is the duty of state and society to ensure safety of those who save precious lives."

Doctors and paramedical staff have been working tirelessly without a break from day one of unrest to save injured, he said.

"They risk their own lives to save lives and it is obligatory on all parties to allow safe passage to hospital staff at a time when they are needed most."

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