Shillong, Oct. 7: Members of the Meghalaya Medical Services Association, an association of government doctors, will abstain from work for two days to protest against the state government's inaction over the alleged harassment of one of their members.
The doctors called a ceasework from 9am of October 10 to 9am of October 13, the association's general secretary, Aman War, said in a statement.
The association has been demanding punitive action against the policemen allegedly involved in harassing Walesa N. Sangma, a doctor at the Chokpot primary health centre in the South Garo Hills, on September 25.
Nearly 15 policemen allegedly assaulted Sangma on the public health centre campus. He was then dragged to the indoor stadium near the PHC and again assaulted and abused.
It was also alleged that Sangma was bound and dragged to the police station in front of the public and other medical officers and staff of the PHC.
"The association had urged the government for penal action and immediate disciplinary proceedings, including suspending the errant policemen. However, there has been no action so far," War said.
He said the association is now forced to protest.
The association has asked the government to arrange alternatives for the smooth delivery of health services to the public on the those days.