Helmets should be worn both by the rider and the pillon of two-wheelers. It is very essential for road safety. Traffic police does a good job in creating road safety awareness and fining those who do not comply with mandatory helmets for two-wheelers. But a hospital is the unlikeliest of places where a person expects to see everyone wearing a helmet, almost like some science fiction movie or an astronauts headgear.
Almost 1200 junior doctors at the premier AIIMS turned up at work wearing helmets. This was to extend solidarity with their counterparts in Maharashtra and a part of the hashtag #SaveTheSaviours campaign.
It aims to highlight the thrashing and beating up of doctors by unruly mobs or highly charged up and angry relatives of patients. Doctors already work under a lot of stress and are not superhuman or robot. The junior doctors of Maharashtra are on a strike since past 4 days.
Maharashtra government has issued an ultimatum to the 45,000 striking doctors that they should either get back to work or loose 6 months salary. The Bombay High Court has also rebuked the mass strike of the doctors and ordered them to resume their duties or quit. Meanwhile, the Federation of Resident Doctor’s Association ( FORDA) has issued a strong worded criticism of the Maharashtra government and said it should resign if it can’t provide security to doctors.