Dr Sunita Dube along with 13•25 lakh Doctors demand assault prevention bill from Government

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MedscapeIndia, is an umbrella body of 21 medical associations & councils since 2011

MedscapeIndia, a social organization working since 19 years which aims to address various healthcare issues in the entire country, has taken an initiative to be the voice of 13.25 lakh doctors from across the nation to support the proposed “The Prevention of Assault on Doctors, Bill 2023”. MedscapeIndia, being an umbrella body of 21 medical associations & councils since 2011.

“The Prevention of Assault on Doctors, Bill 2023”, is groundbreaking legislation aims to protect medical professionals from verbal and physical attacks, ensuring a safe and secure work environment for those who dedicate their lives to saving others, said, Renowned Radiologist,Dr Sunita Dube, Medscapeindia Chairperson.

Further, she added, for the 1st time in Indian history, the entire medical fraternity has come forward together for their safety appeal to the Government through MedscapeIndia. It’s a grave issue for the nation to address the most elite, vulnerable & important assets of India who have been ignored completely.

 MedscapeIndia-AMET has taken serious steps to support their medical fraternity and to eradicate heinous acts towards doctors “The Prevention of Assault on Doctors Bill 2023” targeting the formation of a Health Tribunal was presented at the most prestigious venue of India at Vigyan Bhavan on the eve of doctor’s day & attended by 21 medical specialties, Cabinet ministers, Governor of Sikkim, CM of Goa & doctors from different specialties across country & who expressed their support.

The Bill has got the overwhelming support of an astounding more than 13.25 lakh doctors within a week from various specialties, including Radiologist, Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Dental, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Pathologist, Ophthalmologist, Surgeons, Neurologist, Nephrologist, Physicians, Gynecologists, Dermatologist, Orthopedecian, Pediatrician, Oncologist, Physiotherapist, Anesthesiologist, Gastroenterologist, includes a prominent Medical associations like the IRIA, AIOS, IMA, IAP, NIMA, AMWI, NIHMPA, AIAC, AMC, FAMC, IAPS, KEDA , Medical Students & various medical cells across country have supported ,Bill has been submitted to health Minister & concerned authorities .

By rallying for the Prevention of Doctors Assault Bill, the medical community is sending a resolute message that violence against doctors is unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated. The proposed bill includes provisions such as increased security at healthcare facilities, the formation of special law health tribunal courts with medico legal experts to handle cases of doctor assault, and stricter penalties for offenders ,Using universal health app for healthcare needs & alerts , grievances . It also emphasizes the importance of creating awareness among the general public about the legal

 consequences of assaulting doctors with zero tolerance ,uniquely designed bill which addresses problems & solutions at same time to eradicate the assault completely.

Dr Balchandra Karaiaapa, a prominent surgeon from Tamilnadu expressed his support for the bill, saying, "As doctors, we have dedicated our lives to serving others and saving lives. The rise in physical and verbal attacks against doctors not only poses a threat to our safety but also hampers our ability to deliver quality healthcare. This bill is a crucial step towards institutionalizing protection for doctors and ensuring a safe working environment for the entire medical fraternity."

The support of more than 13.25 lakh doctors for the Prevention of Doctors Assault Bill underscores the urgent need to address this pressing issue and provide a safer working environment for medical professionals. The release of this statement commemorates a landmark moment in the history of the medical community, as unity and commitment take centre stage in safeguarding the invaluable work of doctors