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WMA concern over attacks on doctors

World Medical Association, the global federation of National Medical Associations representing millions of physicians worldwide has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stating that it is worried about the increasing trend of violence against health professionals in India.

The letter comes after 73-year-old Dr. Deben Dutta, was allegedly beaten by workers of Teok Tea Estate, where he volunteered his services after retirement just a few years ago. The tea workers were allegedly furious that he was not in the estate hospital when a colleague died. Dr. Dutta died moments after he was rescued by the police later.

The Association in its letter said that they support doctors at risk worldwide.

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Printable version | Feb 29, 2020 7:14:59 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/wma-concern-over-attacks-on-doctors/article29325550.ece

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