Attack on senior cardiologist: Doctors to boycott OP services in Kozhikode city on Monday

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Kozhikode: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a strike on Monday marking protest over the attack on a senior cardiologist at Fathima Hospital in Kozhikode. Reportedly, doctors in the city will boycott outpatient (OP) services from 6 am to 8 pm.

“Doctors at Kozhikode Medical College would boycott OP on Monday from 6 am till 6 pm,” said the authorities of Kerala Government Medical College Teachers Association (KGMCTA).

However, the departments of surgery and emergency medicine will function normally. A protest march will be held in all medical colleges across the state from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.

In addition, IMA alleged that the government's repeated assurances on curbing attacks on medical professionals remain only in words. The association also warned of state-wide protest, if there are no proactive interventions.

The incident pertaining to the case took place on Saturday night when senior cardiologist Dr PK Ashokan was beaten up by a gang alleging lapses in the death of a patient’s newborn baby.

As per latest reports, two of the six individuals booked in the case surrendered before the police on Sunday.

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