Doctors at Jordan Valley Hospital Protest Attack on Colleague

تم نشره في Mon 17 October / Oct 2016. 11:00 PM
  • The doctors' protest south of the Jordan Valley over the assault on colleague at the South Shouna Hospital - (Al Ghad)
  • The doctors' protest south of the Jordan Valley over the assault on colleague at the South Shouna Hospital - (Al Ghad)
  • The South Shouna Hospital - (Archives)

JORDAN VALLEY — Doctors at the Southern Shounah Government Hospital in the Jordan Valley Tuesday staged an hour-strike to protest an attack by relatives of a dying patient on an on-duty colleague that occurred two days ago.

The protesters demanded that the Health Ministry take firm action to put an end to such assaults on its medical staff.

The internal medicine doctor was admitted to the hospital suffering from injuries in various parts of his body, and was later transferred to the main Al Bashir Hospital in Amman for further treatment and observation.

The attack was the fourth on medical staff at government hospitals in five days, the last of which was on a doctor at Al Bashir Hospital on Sunday, according to Rami Abu Rumman, head of the Balqa Doctors Association Branch.

"The syndicate rejects this phenomenon and would not hesitate to take any measure to curb it, including writing to the concerned authorities to provide the necessary protection to doctors in government hospitals and stiffen the penalty on the perpetrators", he said.

Abu Rumman said such incidents would result in a decline in the quality of medical services to citizens due to a feeling of unsafety by doctors.

An unjustified attack on a doctor would have negative consequences on the quality of service in hospitals, said Southern Shounah Hospital Director Dr Fayez Kharabsheh, adding that the work stoppage was a message that a doctor's safety and status should be protected.

(Petra)

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