A delegation of the Assam state branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) met chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at his office in Guwahati on June 5 and discussed several issues of doctors’ welfare along with security of on-duty doctors.
The delegation, led by its president Dr Satyajit Bora, also thanked the chief minister for his prompt timely action and firm assurances for a speedy delivery of justice in the recent incident of assault on Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati while he was on COVID duty in Hojai.
The delegation also handed over a memorandum enlisting their nine demands to the chief minister.
CM Sarma assured the IMA delegation that all the genuine demands will be fulfilled and the state government will take all measures for the security of the medical professionals.
The delegation also requested the chief minister to institute an award in memory of Dr Bhubaneswar Barooah to be given to a medical professional every year in recognition to his or her meritorious services.
The IMA state unit delegation also presented a cheque worth Rs 1 lakh to chief minister Sarma as its contribution to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.