Doctors for Farmers -allopathic doctors of Patiala formed group to support farmers-Bhullar
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
To support the ongoing countrywide protest of the farmers against the anti-farmer and anti-people farmer laws of the Central Government, allopathic doctors of the city including government and private doctors have come forward and joined hands to form a group under the banner of Doctors For Farmers (DFF).
According to Dr. DS Bhullar, acting adhoc convener and former vice president of Punjab State Indian Medical Association, there is a strong resentment in a section of allopathic doctors in the state against these black laws and doctors in the state have started gathering support for the protesting farmers directly and indirectly.
The Doctors for Farmers group will bear all expanses of the treatment of any protesting farmer falling ill and admitted in Rajindra Hospital Patiala including the ambulance expanses from the site of protest of the farmers. They will also continue their protest along with duties as the farmers of the country are facing a painful and difficult situation today and it is our moral and ethical duty to provide medical aid in the form of free medicines, medical camps at the protest sites and monetary aid as the agitation may get prolonged keeping in view the hard attitude of the central government.
The forum has also strongly condemned the Haryana police for brutal use of tear gas and water cannons on the peacefully going farmers to Delhi passing through Haryana state and labelled it as Government goonism and misuse of power.
We appeal all like-minded doctors of the state to join our protest in support of the farmers on Saturday December 5 by wearing black masks.