Call for a national doctors strike; SC issues notice to the Center, IMA on statement alleging contempt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Center and a guilty plea in search of contempt proceedings against them for alleged violation of their order in the national strike by doctors to protest the attacks in June this year.

A bank of the President of Supreme Court S A Bobde and Judges B R Gavai and Surya Kant, while issuing notices, observed that the treatment of critical patients should not be hindered under any circumstances.

The contempt statement, filed by the NGO 'People for Better Treatment', led by AIDS researcher Kunal Saha, based in Ohio, referred to an apex court order approved in 2014 and said the strike call The doctors violated that address.

Health services were severely affected throughout the country after the IMA launched a nationwide protest to express its solidarity with young agitator doctors in West Bengal against the brutal attack on their colleagues by relatives of a patient who He died during treatment, he said.

The main medical body for its nationwide protests had deliberately violated the order of the apex court of November 2014 in which it categorically argued that doctors should not resort to strike under any conditions, he said.

The allegation further stated that, despite repeated orders from the superior court, doctors have resorted to a strike that interrupts hospital services, bringing endless pain, suffering and death to the unfortunate patients for satisfying their personal complaints against the government.

The statement alleged that the IMA had negligently and recklessly committed a derogatory act against the court by joining the doctors protest in June and sustained protests indicate the illegal attitude of the IMA medical leaders.

The unfortunate chronology of the events related to the frequent strikes of doctors in India that keep defenseless patients in rescue despite repeated appeals against them from the superior court and the superior court demonstrate the openly reckless, indifferent, immoral attitude and illegal of our medical leaders, in particular by IMA leaders, said the allegation.

He also said that the IMA, in violation of the cusp court order, had summoned the entire country on June 17, 2019 to demonstrate its solidarity with the striking doctors in Kolkata, and that such deliberate and reckless breach was a great derogatory act

The complainants (IMA) here, being the largest medical group in India and the Ministry of Health, are absolutely responsible for the deliberate and flagrant violation and disobedience of the Supreme Court order of November 2014, the statement said.