7th Pay Commission: BHU Sri Sunder Lal Hospital doctors strike continues
While the initial plan was to boycott OPD services for two days, the strike is apparently continuing at the medical institute Banaras Hindu University’s (BHU) Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, Varanasi
Varanasi: The strike of resident doctors continued for the fourth day on July 25th, yesterday at Banaras Hindu University’s (BHU) Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
The doctors here went on a strike on Monday demanding implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, thereby hampering health facilities in the hospital.
Doctors at the hospital had earlier informed the media persons, that while the recommendations of the 7th pay commission have been implemented in most of the hospitals of the state, they are yet to be adopted by the university hospital.
Speaking to ANI, a patient said, "I have been to two other departments but no doctor was present there. We are waiting for doctors to come."
At Sir Sunderlal Hospital, patients from adjoining districts Ghazipur, Ballia and Azamgarh come for treatment.
A patient from Bihar visited the hospital but was not attended to by any doctor in the hospital. "We are facing a lot of problems at the hospital. I came at 5 am today but there is no doctor for patients," he said.
According to patients, the hospital has also stopped x-ray, ultrasound and CT-scan.
"Resident doctors are on strike and senior doctors are not present here. Not just this, facilities of medical tests like X-Ray, ultrasound, and CT-scan are unavailable," a patient from Ballia claimed.