Hundreds of postgraduate and undergraduate students of the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) took out a march in Hubli on Friday, demanding that steps be taken to prevent attacks on doctors.

Supported by the faculty members of KIMS and the Indian Medical Association, Hubli, the protesters condemned the recent attack on a few doctors on duty at KIMS and the subsequent filing of a police complaint against them.

Over 700 medical students and members of the faculty participated in the march, holding placards condemning the attack on doctors, while highlighting what the medical profession stood for and how doctors cared for their patients.

The protesters were also critical of a section of the media for “sensationalising” news stories and for “errors” in reporting, particularly with regard to the recent attack on doctors.

The protesters submitted a memorandum, addressed to the Chief Minister, to the Hubli tahsildar, seeking adequate protection for doctors.


It may be recalled that following the police complaint filed by Mayappa Nagammanavar of Kalasur in Savanur taluk of Haveri district, alleging that the negligence of KIMS doctors resulted in his son Mailari's death, KIMS Director Vasantha Kamath ordered an inquiry into the matter.

Dr. Kamath's order was passed on Wednesday after members of Samata Sena also held a protest.