Media persons and members of the Lake City Press Club submitted a memorandum to the District Collector, in the name of the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, seeking appropriate action against Dr Amit Malav, a resident doctor at MB Hospital.
Pratap Singh Rathore, President of the Lake City Press Club, said that the memorandum was submitted today afternoon, after a reported representing a local channel was abused and threatened by a resident doctor at the mortuary in MB Hospital, Udaipur.
The memorandum outlined the incident where local reporter Shankar Sargara went for daily coverage to the mortuary on Monday afternoon, as a part of his daily duties. While he was at the mortuary, the resident doctor present on location was Dr Amit Malav. As per the recording, Dr Malav misbehaved with Shankar, abusing him and threatening to shoot him with his licensed revolver. Those present at the mortuary intervened and prevented further altercation.
Dr Malav has also been accused of beating up a clerk at a local hospital in Bundi while he was posted there and threatened to shoot him with his revolver, in a similar manner.
Pratap said that during COVID times, reporters take the risk of covering sensitive locations with an aim to give real time news to their readers and viewers. They are acting as pillar to the health department as well as the administration. This sort of behavior by resident doctor is not warranted, said the memorandum.
Appropriate action against the doctor was demanded in the memorandum. Also, it was requested that the license being held by Dr Malav be revoked at the earliest so that there is no danger in future.