Nawanshahr, February 18, 2020: Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Nawanshahr unit, in a meeting organised for the district doctors and IMA members, hailed the verdict of Ludhiana court announcing one year life imprisonment and penalty to three of the family members of a patient who attacked the doctors and damaged the hospital property at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) in 2018.
IMA, State General Secretary, Paramjit Singh Maan, while lauding the judgment of the Ludhiana court, said that the incidents of doctors being attacked by the family of patients have become common these days. In case a patient does not survive, the family goes on a rampage. It is shameful that doctors who save patients’ lives are today made to run for their lives.
He said that IMA whole heartedly welcome this judgement and we believe this would help safeguard doctors rights and preventing hospital property. “The judgement will also act as warning for all those who blame doctors for the death of their patients and indulge in violence inside the hospital.
IMA State President, Navjot Dahiya said, times have changed. Today, neither students respect teachers nor patients have respect for doctors. “People today think they can buy anything with money, but this is not true. Doctors are not God and they try every possible measure to save lives,” he said adding that they appreciate IMA Ludhiana unit and doctors for strongly putting forward their case and achieving this much needed judgement.