The Resident Doctors’ Association at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here (AIIMS) held a candlelight march on the eve of Doctors’ Day (July 1) to highlight violence at workplace.
Dr. Harjit Singh Bhatti, general secretary, AIIMS, said: “We organised this candlelight vigil to create awareness about violence at workplace.’’
“Doctors work round the clock with insufficient infrastructure and at very low salaries. We are forced to live in dilapidated hostels without proper drinking water, but we never complain. We cannot be subjected to violence at work,’’ he said.
AIIMS doctors claim that patients don’t die because of doctors.
“Government hospitals can treat only 10 per cent of the population, and doctors are not responsible for that,” they said.
Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has warned doctors against medical negligence and misconduct.
Dr. K.K. Aggarwal of IMA said: “We are committed to making the medical system more transparent. We urge the medical fraternity to abide by the MCI regulations and maintain the nobility of the profession.”
Dr. Arun Gupta, president, Delhi Medical Council, said that indulging in unethical acts led to the defamation of the profession.
“It is the responsibility of all medical professionals to adhere to their ethics and for patients to respect their doctors,” he said.