Dimapur, August 24: Nagaland In-Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) has called for a day of complete shutdown of all medical services throughout Nagaland for 24 hours on August 26 from 6 am to show resentment towards police brutality against doctors. However, emergency services will remain functional.
In a press release, NIDA president Dr Ritu Thurr and secretary Dr Ahu Sekhose said in spite of the barbaric assault by erring police personnel on Dr Nosezol Sezo on April 3, 2020 at Dimapur and Dr Mongshithung on April 17, 2020 at Wokha, the association, as a matured organization, has refrained from taking any drastic action, keeping in mind the sacred responsibility of public health as its top priority.
The brutal assault on Dr Atoka Wotsa on the night on August 21 by some rogue IRB personnel goes to show that concerned authority has not taken any corrective measures in disciplining its personnel, it said while announcing its decision to call for a day of complete shutdown of all medical services on August 26.
Meanwhile, the fraternity expressed its full confidence on the Government’s assurance to expedite the enquiry process within 4 days. It also earnestly requested that the Government implements the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 that was promulgated on April 22, 2020, in the State.
NIDA Dimapur Unit
The Dimapur Unit of Nagaland In-Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) has deferred shut-down of all services to August 25 following the request of NIDA parent body. The Dimapur unit had earlier decided to go for immediate shut down of all medical services with the lapse of the 24-hours deadline given to the authorities to take action against IRB personnel involved in the assault on Dr Atoka Wotsa.
In an emergency meeting of NIDA Dimapur unit with the parent body on August 23, the Dimapur unit informed that if no action is taken against the erring IRB personnel till August 24 midnight, the unit will be forced to go for shut down of all medical services in Dimapur District.
In the meeting, the NIDA parent body also agreed to file FIR on behalf of Dr Atoka following his request in written.
The NIDA Dimapur unit said it is handing over the case to the parent NIDA body for further perusal till the logical conclusion of the case on urgent basis. (Page News Service)