#UAV: Vote for safety!
The incidences of violence against doctors are increasing day by day leaving the entire medical fraternity including doctors and medical students feel that their professional security is somewhere compromised. The episode like violence on 12th June 2019, against Dr Paribaha Mukhopadhyay, an intern doctor at NRS Medical college, who suffered a fracture on his skull after the mob threw bricks at him, stirred up the medical fraternity.

Violence against doctors have been the talk of the nation since a long time and amidst the chaos, the Government Of India has released a bill "The Healthcare Service Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of violence and damage to property) Bill, 2019" for curbing the violence against doctors and which is open for suggestions.

This bill protects all the doctors, medical students and healthcare professionals working in any clinical establishment whether government or private setups. The key highlights of the bill include
- In case of any damages to property in the clinical establishment: Non-bailable and cognizable imprisonment for 6 months to 5 years and a fine of Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh
- In case of any grievous injury or to any doctor, medical student or healthcare professional: Non-bailable and cognizable imprisonment for 2 years to 10 years and a fine of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
- In addition to the punishment provided for the offence the convicted person shall be liable to pay the compensation in an amount which will be twice the amount of market value of the damaged property or the loss caused, as may be determined by the court;

PlexusMD has started the initiative by launching the campaign "United Against Violence" to make doctors aware of the constituents of this bill. Keeping in mind, the need for this bill, we are conducting a survey for the suggestions on the bill. At the end of the campaign, the results will be collated for the betterment of the bill. So let's unite to eradicate violence against doctors and vote with a sense of urgency.

To contribute, click here: https://pxmd.co/uavn1
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Dr. D●●●●●c M●●●a
Dr. D●●●●●c M●●●a Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Vote for NONVIOLENCE.
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Dr. R●●●●●●●●n S●●i
Dr. R●●●●●●●●n S●●i Radiology
Vote for non-voilence=All hospitals owners or Govt.should keep GUARDS for safety of Doctors as me seen in "JAIPUR-SMS Hospital & GANGOREE-BAZAAR Hospitals"-Dr Ramakishan Soni
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Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i
Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Violence from patients &/or patients' wellwishers can be best avoided by the knack ie skill of communicating accurately with warmth. Hurry spoils curry, and haste spoils it more. This, however, doesn' t mean that it is the doctors' mistake which invites violence. 2 things: 1st, no negligence (negligence is almost a crime in medical field where patient comes with lot of hope and sometimes with lot of emotions .. learn to identify strong emotions), and 2nd, regard with extreme knack for using the right words. Keeping ego aside brings in warmth, which is admired the most. Juniors & colleagues, all the best and lots of love. Seniors, my regard to you. If you become a victim, I am there to help you. I am highly competent in criminal law & consumer law also....Dr Vijayraj Desai, Goa medical college.... Read more
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