We have no reason to celebrate doctors’ day: DAK


While doctors day will be celebrated on July 1 across the country, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday said that it has no reason to celebrate doctors day as they are not even allowed to express their free opinion.
“We have nothing to celebrate at a place where we are punished for raising voice against the sufferings and miseries of patients,” said DAK president Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué.
“I was victimized for highlighting the illegal trade of spurious drugs in the valley to which many precious lives were lost,” he said. 
Dr Nisar said he was suspended in May 2014 for unearthing a big spurious drug scandal in which some higher ups were involved.
“Lakhs of tablets of fake drug maximizin, a life-saving antibiotic were supplied to government hospitals. Following expose of this fake drug, hundreds of drugs which were consumed by patients were declared substandard,” he said. 
Dr Nisar said people used to visit Kashmir hospitals with a hope to get treated, but instead they were given “poison.”
He said his efforts in this regard should have been applauded, but instead “false and frivolous” cases were fabricated against him. 
“I was subjected to subjugation for spearheading a campaign against fake drug perpetrators who are roaming free,” he added. 
“My suspension is against the freedom of speech and expression which is an inalienable right in a liberal democracy,” he said.

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