Guwahati. Recently, a picture of a doctor from Assam went viral on social media in which he was shown carrying a stick to the hospital to see the patient. The name of this doctor is Digant Bora who works in Bhogeshwari Phukanni Civil Hospital, Nagao. This was his protest against the attack on Dr. Seuz Senapati, a junior doctor. Showing sympathy with his colleague doctor, Dr Digant Bora told that he and his associates other doctors go through similar fear everyday.
Bora said, ‘All my life I have worked in many minority dominated areas of Morigas. Many times we have treated patients amidst threats from their parents. The goons of Char Kshetra usually keep threatening us. That is why I have expressed this symbolic protest by taking a stick. Dr Digant Bora told , ‘We are not God. We are also men. Our capacity is limited. We serve with this limited capacity, but when will people understand us?’
PM’s big announcement for the poor during the Corona period, now 5 kg additional free ration will be available till Diwali
Attack on doctors of Assam is not new
Doctors are scared after the attack on Dr. Seuz Senapati by his relatives after the death of a patient suffering from Kovid-19, but this type of attack on doctors is not new in Assam. This heinous attack has shattered the enthusiasm of doctors and health workers who are trying to save the lives of patients by risking their lives in this time of pandemic. Fearing insecurity, these Kovid fighters stationed in some areas are demanding a safe environment to work.
Double threat to the lives of doctors and health workers
Doctors and patients in cities and urban areas are in the headlines of the newspapers, but during the second wave of Kovid-19, the danger to the lives of doctors and health workers posted in remote areas has doubled. Vaccination and treatment facilities are not enough to meet the challenges of the pandemic and in this situation doctors and health workers are facing a lot of difficulties in facing adverse conditions in remote areas.
Corona vaccination will accelerate after children’s vaccine arrives, PM Modi said in his address to the nation
Relatives of the patient misbehave
Doctor Poojarani Bora works in Naltali, Koliabar. He also told that he has been mistreated many times by the relatives of the patient. He said that being a female doctor, she has to hear abuses from the relatives of the patients and keeps threatening them continuously. Many times he has requested the health department for his transfer to a safe place. Her husband Dr Himanshu Shekhar Nath is also a doctor, but the place where he works is a relatively safe place.
Some patients also show fear of political influence
It is clear that in the midst of such challenges, most doctors are hesitant to treat people, it is a different matter that they do not speak openly about it. They are always afraid that they may have to face the anger of a relative of a patient at some point. In the time of Kovid epidemic, this danger to his life has doubled. ‘I have been attacked several times’, says a doctor at Kavoimri Hospital in Samguri, Nagao. The doctor declined to give his name. “Some patients show fear of their political clout,” he claimed. When a patient dies, we start fearing for the safety of our lives, but still we do our duty.
Gujarat: Kovid-19 rules flouted in BJP’s program, case registered against six
Many doctors in the tea garden area expressed their concern about this. Two years ago, Dr. Deven Dutta, a senior physician, lost his life as he was attacked by some angry tea garden workers in Teok region of Assam. Among the mob that attacked him were people who survived because of his treatment and were getting him treated from an early age. This incident had created a sensation in the whole country.
Since then, many doctors providing medical facilities in the tea garden area have repeatedly spoken of danger to themselves. One such doctor, on the condition of anonymity, said, ‘Despite limited facilities, we have been treating people. When a patient has a bigger problem, we have been sending him to a better hospital. We are afraid that the relatives of the patient may attack us at any time.
Doctors working in some other tea gardens said that they do not want to work in the tea garden sector due to constant fear. Tea workers usually respect and help doctors, but due to sudden change in circumstances, there is a fear of change in their thinking. That’s why most doctors are scared.
Priyanka Gandhi raised many questions on the Yogi government regarding Corona, asked – who is responsible?
On the other hand, there are some doctors who do not experience any such fear. One such doctor, on condition of anonymity, said that the tea garden hospital where he works does not have many basic facilities such as water availability. It is not easy to provide treatment to people in the midst of such scarcity. Thanking the tea garden workers for their cooperation, he said that he never felt insecure while working in the field of tea garden for a long time.
The doctor said, ‘There is a lack of facilities here, while in this situation health facilities are being provided to the tea garden workers for a long time. I live here and I have no fear. I also tell other doctors that there is nothing to be afraid of, but I know that there is fear in their mind.
According to the IMA report, 646 doctors have lost their lives during the second wave of Kovid-19 in the country. A total of 8 doctors have lost their lives in Assam so far. In these difficult times, it has become very important that special steps are taken to remove fear from the minds of the doctors and medical staff working in tea gardens and remote areas and inculcate a sense of security in them so that they can remain safe without any To fulfill his duty without fear.