Doctors Condemn Torture Of Female QAMC Students
LAHORE: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) and Medical Students’ Action Committee on Saturday condemned police torture of female students of Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur.
In a joint press conference at the Pakistan Medical Association House, doctors protested against the baton-charging of female doctors by police personnel in front of the OPD of Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur. They demanded suspension of the “incompetent” Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Principal Prof Dr Ijaz Shah and District Police Officer Babar Bakht. Moreover, they demanded registration of an FIR under the Anti-Terrorism Act against the DPO who ordered the policemen to baton-charge female students and doctors.
They said the “brutal” treatment meted out to medical students and future doctors by the Punjab Police “is a matter of great shame for the entire nation”.
The doctors also decried the government’s “indifference” to the issue despite media reports for the last three days. They said the Punjab government did not bother taking any action in the matter and did not intervene to ban the entry of police officials to a medical institution. They urged the CM to take notice of the incident and “immediately” suspend the principal, DPO and DSP involved in torturing female doctors. staff report