Pakistan Medical Association is extremely concerned over the orchestrated incidence occurred at Hyderabad in which Dr. Noushad Ahmed Willani was wrongly accused, beaten and arrested on fabricated charges of blasphemy. It is heartening to note that the role of police was extremely commendable who protected the doctor from mob attack. Yet it is unfortunate that a senior family physician providing healthcare to local community has become a victim of criminals with collaboration with fanatics.
If this situation continues and doctors are not protected then it will become impossible for health workers to continue working in the province. It is not only the duty of police to protect citizens but public at large should also play their due role like as civilized community. This situation is intolerable and action is required immediately.
PMA Demands for;
· Protection of Dr. Noushad Ahmed Willani and his family members. · Judiciary inquiry about the incidence and violence against doctor in the clinics. · Action against those who physically abused the doctor and destroyed his clinic.
· Formulation of a committee for legislation to deal with such matters and impose penalties against the culprits taking matters in their hands unlawfully under fabricated charges, and such culprits should immediately be prosecuted and if found guilty should be fined upto Rs.5 Lacs and imprisonment for 7 years.
. No one should be allowed to register an FIR against a doctor, A committee should decide whether the doctor is at fault or not .The committee should comprise of Senior doctors, Judge, Govt official and a public representative .
PMA Sindh will start a campaign against the pharmaceutical company whose medical representative organized and staged a dirty campaign against a family physician who was serving the people in the community. PMA also demands from Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) to take stock of situation against the Company for violation of mandatory laws imposed on pharmaceutical industry under the rules of land such as regulating their pharmaceutical representatives for not indulging in unethical practices and using unfair means for sale of their products.
PMA appeals to the Chief Minister of Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah to intervene in this matter on emergency basis and take actions against the criminals involved in the fabricated incidence.