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Doctors in Jharkhand boycott work in protest against regular assaults on them

Ranchi : The assault on noted orthopedic surgeon, Anchal Kumar, at his residence by unidentified miscreants on Monday has led to the boycott of services by doctors across Jharkhand. The boycott has severely impacted the health services in Jharkhand as registered doctors from private and government hospitals participated in a token boycott of services.  It is being alleged that seven doctors were assaulted or insulted in the last two months in different districts of Jharkhand, including Garhwa, Hazaribag, Lohardaga, and Ranchi, but no action was taken.

The boycott was organized by the Jharkhand Health Service Association (JHSA) and the Jharkhand chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in protest against repeated assaults on doctors in the state.

The Associations have demanded the implementation of the Medical Protection Act and an amendment to the Clinical Establishment Act to provide greater protection to doctors. The protest follows