New Delhi: The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) strongly condemned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for warning the Doctors and threatening the Hospitals about COVID-19 patients admissions and tests.
“Delhi Medical Association strongly condemns the way Delhi CM (chief minister) is warning the doctors and threatening the hospitals about COVID-19 patients admissions and tests,” the DMA said in a statement.
FIR on Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is highly condemnable and demoralizing for the whole medical fraternity, said DMA.
“Doctors who are serving the people of Delhi tirelessly from last two months in this pandemic crisis risking their lives feel insulted by the way they are being treated,” it said.
The statement read, “Hospitals are backbone of healthcare and are serving the patients COVID or non-COVID”.
The DMA also alleged, “they are being penalised and government instead of praising their efforts is issuing new diktats daily”.
The DMA demanded Delhi government to form a coordination committee of DMA Medical Professionals with Delhi Govt officials in order to look after the all health care facilities and proper management of Corona crisis.
The doctors’ body also urged for smoother patient transfers and cremations, while demanding the government to appoint and nodal officers for overall coordination of coronavirus care.
The condemnation of the DMA comes after Delhi government filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the Medical Superintendent (MS) of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for allegedly violating directives of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on conducting Coronavirus testing, under the Epidemic Diseases Act.
The FIR was filed on the recommendation of Deputy Health Secretary, Amit Kumar Pasami, under Section 188 (disobedience) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The complaint stated that the hospital had not been using the RT PCP app while collecting Coronavirus samples as recently as June 3. Reportedly, the use of the said app is mandatory under the Epidemic Disease Covid-19 Regulation 2020 Act.
Delhi Medical Association strongly condemns the way Delhi CM is warning the doctors & threatening hospitals about #COVID19 patients' admissions&tests. FIR on Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is highly condemnable and demoralizing for the whole medical fraternity: Delhi Medical Association pic.twitter.com/SsirANUdVC
— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2020