Janashakti Vedike’s protest call receives good response
Karwar, April 03, 2022: The protest call given by Janashakti Vedike received a good response from the Doctors in Karwar on Saturday.
They protested by wearing the black armband.
“Recently a doctor – Dr. Archana- from Rajasthan committed suicide allegedly due to harassment by the local leaders and police officials. To oppose such an incident we had decided to hold a protest today. The protest received good support,” Janashakti Vedike president Madhav Nayak said.
Most of the doctors were on duty despite the Ugadi holidays when the activists of Janshakti Vedike went to the Karwar Medical College. Over 50 doctors including District Surgeon Dr. Shivanand Kudtarkar, Dr. Prashanth Dr. Gajaraj, and Dr. Raju Talavar responded to Vedike’s call and took part in the duty by wearing black armbands.
“Later, when the activists of the Vedike visited the Pikale Hospital in the city, Dr. Sanjay Pikale and Dr. Anuradha Pikale said expressed anger over the Rajasthan incident.
“What happened in Rajasthan is an inhuman incident. The country has lost a good doctor. She resigned from her government job and opened a hospital for the poor in the rural area. She was also a gold medalist. It is condemnable that such a situation has happened to a good doctor,” Dr. Pikale said, adding that the incident has created an atmosphere of fear for many doctors to perform their duties.
President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Dr. Suresh, Dr Kirthi of Nagamangala Hrudayalaya Kirti also supported the protest.
“Not only Karwar but doctors in different parts of the district also wore black armbands to condemn the incident. We would like to thank all those who supported Vedike,” Madhava Nayak, added.
“We will continue to be with the doctors. Doctors work hard to save a patient’s life at any time. But sometimes in serious cases, there are incidents where patients die without responding to treatment. The doctors should be stopped from being held accountable for a mistake that was not theirs,” he said.
“If death after an operation is considered as murder, then every surgery will be like attempt to murder. If this continues then every surgery should be conducted after obtaining anticipatory bail,” Nayak added.
On this occasion, prominent leaders of Vedike Rama Nayak, Kashinatha Nayak, L. S. Fernandes, Khairunnisa Shaikh, Suresh Naik, Suraj Kurmakar, C. N. Naik, Altaf Sheikh Babu Shaikh, and others were present.