1,400 doctors to go on mass leave today in Himachal Pradesh
Health services in Himachal Pradesh are likely to remain crippled across the state on Monday as around 1,400 medical officers across the state would go on mass leave. The step is being taken to protest against the failure of the state government to provide security from politically connected and influential people who are misbehaving with doctors during duty hours in government hospitals.

Himachal Pradesh Medical Officers Association (HMOA) president Dr Jiwanand Chauhan said inaction of the state government to ensure safety of doctors in the hospitals has forced them to go on mass leave. He said for last four years they were raising the issue of threat to doctors, but the state government had remained silent. The association has claimed that a doctor, after facing humiliation at the hands of politically connected people at Una hospital, had suffered heart attack, while a doctor in Bilaspur was on leave fearing the wrath of a Congress MLA and his associates....