Minister of State (MoS) Home Hansraj Ahir on Monday asked doctors of Maharashtra’s Chandrapura government hospital to join Naxal ranks after finding them on mass leave during his visit to the hospital.
According to reports, Ahir was visiting Chandrapura to inaugurate a government hospital.
Ahir after inaugurating the hospital said, “The doctors very well knew I was coming. Despite knowing I am coming why did the doctor’s go on leave.”
He added that he is a democratically elected minister. “If the doctors don’t believe in democracy they should join Naxals.”
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The MoS further added, “One's, these doctors who do not have faith in democracy join Naxal ranks, we will shoot them with our bullets.”
On Saturday, doctors of AIIMS backing the protest by their counterparts in Rajasthan for higher pay and promotions asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "live" their life for a day to understand their stress.
In a letter to PM Modi, the AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) urged the PM to understand the tremendous pressure on doctors at government hospitals due to the poor infrastructure and misbehaviour of patient's kin during emergency situations.