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Resident Doctors Strike at PGI Chandigarh

Resident Doctors Strike at PGI Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Resident doctors working at the prestigious PGIMER, Chandigarh have called it a strike, after two resident doctors in the emergency medicine department were assaulted in a span of three days here.

Pointing out that their demands for adequate security are always ignored, the doctors gathered for a  peaceful dharna outside the hospital premises

“Residents are so apprehensive to work in this hostile environment and are frightened about their security and lives. The issues related to working conditions in EMOPD and the need for improvement had been brought to your notice time and again, and no change has occurred in the conditions till date,” the RDA informed the authorities

The demands raised by the RDA include

1.       Strenghtening of security with a police post and armed security in EMOPD

2.       Triage system to classify patients based on sickness levels.

3.       Appointment of phlebotomists for sampling.

4.       Alternative arrangements for report collection.

5.       Limiting maximum number of patients admitted in EMOPD.

6.       System to refer back non sick patient and unnecessary referrals.

The doctors  have clearly stated  that the resident strike will continue until the administration takes up each of the issues and find solutions on immediate basis. All emergency services and ICU’s work as usual. Residents won’t discharge duties in OPD, Elective OT’s and wards.

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    P Ramadas Chadaga August 27, 2016, 6:46 am

    Yes why only medical services are considered negligent? Why engineering,charered accountancy,legal,electric,construction,ppolice n media not held responsible? for their services? Why doctors are not raising this questions?

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    Dr.mrinal anand August 26, 2016, 5:55 pm

    This problems should be solved not only in PGI but in every got. hospitals nation wide. Strict law for the offenders.
    What happens when a police officer is beaten up on duty……..we all know what kind of punishment he/she gets.

  3. What\’s the fault of innocent patients coming with appointment for follow up and other necessary tests.and what\’s the process who doesn\’t know about strikeand bears harassment?

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    rakesh mohan gautam August 23, 2016, 2:30 pm

    Good move but PGI doctors should stop criticising and abusing the doctors working in small hospitals particularly in private sector.now their gun is back firing

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    Dr. Srijaya. S. Sreesh August 23, 2016, 1:55 pm

    I feel happy because
    1. The doctors have come together
    2. The doctors have voiced their concern over the growing unrest in the community against doctors and their audacity to attack them
    3.It was a peaceful demonstration, which is a democratic right of Indian citizen
    4.They have addressed a common problem faced by doctors all over the country
    5. The demands made by the doctors are reasonable.
    6. However, when we concentrate on exercising our rights, we should not forget our duties, ie. Staying away from emergency duty in PGIMER.
    7. In Japan, when there is a strike at the workplace they wear black badges or some symbol of strike and work one hour more.
    8. Here we can stage peaceful demonstration, and conduct some eye camp in the community, or school health camp etc, invite press , and tell them why we are doing it, that we are on strike and that we need their support and that we continue to man the emergency since it is our duty.
    9. Public does not like people who abandon their emergency duty. And who will you hand over your patient to.

  6. \”All emergency services and ICU’s work as usual\”

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