In the backdrop of growing instances of assaults on doctors, Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale has taken up the cause of preventing such incidents, by starting a drive “respect the doctor”.
The drive will create awareness among people on this issue, Shewale said.
Shewale, an MP from Mumbai South-Central, had organised an event ‘dialogue with doctors’ in Chembur on the occasion of National Doctors Day.
Speaking during the event, he announced that he will undertake the drive “respect the doctor” to prevent attacks on doctors.
The event was attended by Dr Tatyarao Lahane, Director of directorate of medical education and research along with Amey Ghole, BMC health committee chairman, Dr Hemant Deshmukh, dean of KEM Hospital and Dr Pramod Ingle, dean of Sion Hospital. Over 250 doctors from government, municipal and private hospitals were also present on the occasion.
Shewale said, “We respect the work of doctors, who are doing social work in the form of medical profession. The assaults on doctors should be condemned and we will try to create public awareness in this regard.”
Dr Lahane said the Sena MP has tried to become a link between the government and doctors to focus on the problems faced by doctors.