HC seeks Centre, Delhi response over doctors safety

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HC seeks Centre, Delhi response over doctors safety

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Central and Delhi governments to inform it about the steps taken to provide safety to doctors.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra’s order came when they took suo motu cognisance of the issue after reading a news report that resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have decided to take self-defence classes.

The court, expressing concern over the report that nearly one in every two doctors in state-run hospitals faced violence, has listed the matter for May 19 for further hearing.

The report further stated that doctors will take self-defence classes from black belt champions in martial arts, including taekwondo, from May 15.

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