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    Hojai Assault: NHRC seeks action-taken report from GoA within 4 weeks

    NHRC asks Union Health Ministry to take measures to ensure safety of frontline health workers

    Guwahati: The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India, after taking cognizance of a complaint about the brutal assault on a doctor named Seuj Kumar Senapati by the relatives of a Covid patient at Udali Model Hospital in Hojai district of Assam on June 1, 2021 has called for the action taken report from the Chief Secretary and the Director-General of Police, Government of Assam into the alleged incident within four weeks.

    Besides an enquiry into the allegations, the report is expected to include the needful preventive and punitive action taken in the matter.

    The Commission has also sent a copy of the complaint to the Secretary, Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry to initiate necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of the frontline health workers in the country.

    According to the complaint, having attached media reports, the incident happened after the Covid patient had died. Allegedly, some of the frontline medical workers, Doctors, Nurses and Ward boys managed to escape but also got hurt and are deeply traumatized due to this horrific incident.

    Meanwhile, the victim doctor Seuj Kumar Senapati has been undergoing treatment at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati.

    On Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the GMCH to inquire about the health conditions of Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati.

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