Condemnations on alleged assault of doctor

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/5/2020 10:36:11 AM IST

Various organisations have strongly condemned the assault on Dr. Nosezol (Sezo), senior medical officer Medziphema and COVID-19 quarantine officer allegedly by personnel of the Special Task Force (STF) on April 3, while he was returning home after work on COVID-19 preparedness.

NPDA: Nagaland Private Doctors Association (NPDA) has strongly condemned the shocking act of brutality saying this act of unprovoked brutality on a doctor display total disregard for law and caregivers. NPDA appealed the competent authorities to take swift action for justice and to safeguard the welfare of the health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic.

IAP Nagaland: Indian Academy Pediatrics (IAP) Nagaland state branch has strongly condemned the brutality and demanded for appropriate action at the earliest. IAP Nagaland said in these difficult times when the health professional are on the frontline of defence against COVID-19, such decadent behaviour by the police personnel was demoralizing.

KOGSN: Kohima Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of Nagaland (KOGSN) has strongly condemned the assault of its colleague even after he identified himself as a doctor.

KOGSN has called upon the law enforcing authority to take on the matter vehemently and also ensure that all healthcare providers were given assurance of security in a time of uncertain crisis. KOGSN said the need of the hour was to address the issue with fervor and urgency.

KGOF: Kidima Gazetted Officers’ Forum (KGOF) vehemently condemned the inhumane act and brutal assault meted out to one of its member Dr. Nosezol Sezo. A condemnation by KGOF strongly expressed its anguish and disappointment over the attitude of security personnel for their “arrogance and high-handedness” upon a health worker at this situation.  KGOF earnestly appealed to the competent authority to take disciplinary action against the culprit(s) at the earliest so as to avoid any such untoward incident in future.

RCK: Rotetso Clan Kidima (RCK) village in a condemnation note demanded immediate and prompt disciplinary action on the erring security personnel involved in this incident either by suspension or termination from service without further delay. At the same time, RCK also conveyed appreciation to DGP Nagaland, T. J. Longkumer for tendering apology on behalf of his personnel and also requested him to expedite the inquiry/investigation on time bound manner and deliver justice at the earliest. 

CYO: Chakhroma Youth Organisation (CYO) has vehemently condemned the assault and is extremely angered by the provoking and impolite high-handedness of the police personnel. CYO in a condemnation while acknowledging the wisdom and timely intervention of the director general of Police also demanded that the erring police personnel be booked and terminated from the service immediately. CYO also appealed the law enforcing authority to meticulously brief the personnel before they are deployed and to maintain the right norms/protocols  and local ethos besides their own, further which if any such incident occurs the CYO will not remain a silent spectator.

TKC and TYC Kidima: Temi Khel Council (TKC) and Temi Youth Club (TYC) Kidima in a condemnation note questioned the authority whether there was any order to check/manhandle/check the mask of medical doctor who was returning from official duty, if not why did they assault him and damaged his car even after disclosing his identity. The two bodies requested the concerned authority to disclose the names of police personnel and commander-in-charge involved in the barbaric act. It asked that the service of the erring personnel involved in the act be immediately terminated and order be published publicly to ensure that no such atrocities were committed in the near future. If the authority fails to respond accordingly, the two bodies stated that it would determine its future course of action as deemed fit.

CCCPO: Chumoukedima Circle Chakhroma Public Organisation (CCCPO) has strongly condemned the unwarranted physical assault and brutality meted out on Dr. Nosezol Seso. CCCPO has urged upon the concerned authority to bring out the truth and punish the guilty and also compensate the victimized doctor for damage caused on his physical self and property. 

TNAI Dimapur unit: Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) Dimapur unit in a condemnation stated that the medical fraternity were first in line of the frontline defense against COVID-19, working overtime and risking their lives every single day, while striving to save the lives of others. TNAI Dimapur unit requested the authorities and the general public to acknowledge their services by showing respect to their profession.

OBASS Nagaland Chapter: Old Boys Association of Sainik Schools (OBASS), Nagaland Chapter has strongly condemned the heinous and barbaric crime committed by a group of unscrupulous elements. Association appeals to the police and administration to immediately book the culprits and bring to justice without delay.

ASTD: Ao SensoTelongjem Dimapur (ASTD) in a condemnation has appealed to the concerned authority to take appropriate action against the erring personal(s) as per provision of law. ASTD further requested the general public of Dimapur to adhere to the guidelines and directives adopted and issued by the state government as well as district administration for prevention and safety at large.

CAKYO: Chakhro Angami  Kuda Youth Organisation (CAKYO) in a condemnation has  strongly demanded immediate action from the highest office of the police department of Nagaland, to institute an investigation team headed by a third party in the rank not less than a commissioner and the culprit should not be let free. CAKYO also asked for immediate termination of the guilty with full details of personnel to the public without bias or partiality. It also added that victim’s medical expenses should be meted out and to replace the damaged car with a new car. CAKYO further stated that police security should be provided to all doctors and medical professionals on duty as they are prone to such brutality in the hands of police, as long as lockdown continues.

SAYO: Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) has expressed shock over the brutal assault to one of its bonafide member Dr. Nosezol Sezo. SAYO stated that it strongly condemns the barbaric act and further appealed the authority to take appropriate action against the erring personal according to the law. 

EDBA: East Dimapur Business Association (EDBA) vehemently condemned the dastardly act and termed it as high degree of indiscipline which cannot be tolerated in any way. EDBA in a condemnation note has called for immediate action to book and punish those erring personnel without any exemption. It warned of future action if justice is not brought about immediately.

KCDA: Kidima Community Dimapur Area (KCDA) in a condemnation note stated that, it was outraged by the indignation of the police personnel towards Dr. Sezo as attack on a doctor by another frontline worker shows one’s frustration. KCDA has demanded that the authority take stern action against the perpetrators and call for immediate suspension of the personnel involved. KDCA also demanded for appropriate financial compensation for the medical expense and damage to the vehicle at the earliest.

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