The healthcare experts and doctor from various organisaion on Sunday joined the ‘Chalo Rajghat’ March to put forth their demands of ending the abuse faced by medical practitioners.
In response to the call given by the Delhi Medical Association, over thousands of healthcare professionals embarked on the “Chalo Rajghat” march, commencing from Maulana Azad Medical College on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and concluded at Shaheedi Park.
Along with DMA, the doctors from the Federation of Resident Doctors Association and various specialty groups, and ambulance services, participated in a massive procession in Delhi, marching from Maulana Azad Medical College to Rajghat.
The doctors and healthcare experts raising the slogans demanded to address the systemic challenges and ending the abuse faced by medical practitioners. The Delhi Medical Association led the peaceful protest.
The DMA said that the police erected heavy barricades, hindering the rally’s progress toward Rajghat. In response, the doctors protested vigorously and sat on the road for over an hour. Their unified voice conveyed a set of specific demands aimed at improving healthcare services in the country and raising awareness of the pressing issues at hand. More than 100 ambulances were also part of the mile-long procession, with every branch of the DMA and all nursing homes participating. The Indian Dental Association and its members were present in full strength, and the Resident Doctors Association of Delhi Hospitals also joined the procession.
DMA President Dr. Ashwini Dalmiya, Chairman Dr. Vinay Agarwal, Chief Coordinator Dr. Arun Gupta, Convenor Dr. Girish Tyagi, along with other eminent doctors protested against the unfair treatment by authorities and the repeated violence against healthcare workers.
The key demands presented during the “Chalo Rajghat” march include Enactment of a Central Act for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence, Implementation of Practical Fire Safety Criteria for Nursing Home Registration, Adjustment of House Tax Factors to support Nursing Homes, Improved working conditions for medical trainees and Establishment of Proper Cadre Management and Recognition of Seniority.
The “Chalo Rajghat” march serves as a powerful statement of unity and determination to address the challenges faced by the healthcare community, said DMA President Dr. Ashwini Dalmiya.