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GMC Amritsar: 2 Doctors eve teased, Resident Doctors on Strike after Authorities Inaction


GMC Amritsar: 2 Doctors eve teased, Resident Doctors on Strike after Authorities Inaction

Amritsar: Chaos seems to be prevalent in the premises of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Amritsar, as the resident doctors are on an indefinite strike for the second day alleging inaction over an eve-teasing of two female doctors by a Security guard.

The case concerns two resident doctors who were returning from the duty to the Gurunanak Dev Hospital when the guard in the campus allegedly misbehaved with them. This agitated the doctors.

According to media reports, few doctors associated with resident doctors’ Union of Punjab met the officials  to put forward some of their demands. Their demands had been taken into consideration but the doctor’s anger sparked when an authority allegedly used the word ‘Saman’ to describe the doctors who faced the misbehavior.

According to local reports, quoting the students who informed regarding the matter, he allegedly gave a statement, “SWARI APNE SMAAN DI AAP JIMEWAR HAI” which fueled the anger in the doctors.

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It is further reported that later the official apologized for the statement, but the junior doctors are demanding his resignation.

Dr JP Singh, president, RDAP said “When we lodged our complaint, the medical superintendent shrugged off the responsibility and tried to hush it up. We demand action against the culprits as well as resignation of the medical superintendent (MS),” reports the Tribune.

“We also demand round-the-clock security for resident doctors and action in another incident as well wherein a junior resident was thrashed on duty. We will continue with our strike until our demands are met,” he further added.

However, few faculty members of the institute came forward in support of the Medical Superintendent. They said the case against the accused guard has already been registered and the officer has already apologized for his words. If he resigns, the faculty members will also resign in his support.

The Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi came in solidarity with the protestion doctors at GMC. The association drafted a letter to the Health Minister of Punjab regarding the security of doctors at GMC Amritsar.

 

Source: with inputs
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    Dr RAMESHVARDHAN February 8, 2019, 9:50 pm

    THERE ARE SOME PARTS IN THE URBAN & SEMI-URBAN , WHERE IT IS LIKE A HEVAN FOR THE ANTI SOCIALS , BEGGERS, PROSTITUTES, DRUG TRAFFICKERS AND CONSUMERS, TOUTS , AGENTS , HOCKERS – SELLING UNHEALTHY FOOD, DRINKS, GUTKA, BEDI , CIGARETTES . ONE SUCH PLACE IS GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS . THE PLACE WHERE I AM WORKING HAVE MASSIVE GATES OF VICTORIAN STYLE ,MOST LIKELY IT MUST HAVE COSTED LAKHS OF RUPEES. THE FUNNIEST PART IS THEY LOCKED FOR EVER, DUE TO THAT INSTEAD OF COVERING DISTANCE OF 100 METERS , ONE HAS TO TRAVEL MORE THAN A KILOMETRE ( 10 TIMES THE DISTANCE ). WHEN I ASKED THEM THE REASON , THE ANSWER WAS THERE IS ENTRY OF EVE TEASER, ANTISOCIALS. THERE ARE ABOUT 50 SECURITY PERSONAL , DOING BUSY IN NOTHING. ( PROBABLY COUPLE OF TRAINED DOGS WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER / LOYAL THAN SUCH PEOPLE. COMING TO PARKING PLACE , THERE IS MASSIVE WELL PLANNED UNDERGROUND DEDICATED AREAS , WHERE CLOSE TO 1000 VEHICLES CAN PARKED UNDER THE ROOF, IT CAN EASLY GENERATE LAKHS OF RUPEES . BUT YOU KNOW HOW THE GOVERNMENT WORKS . THE BABUS THE BUEROCRATES LOVE PARK THEIR VEHICLES RIGHT IN FRONT THE PORTICO , TO EXIBIT THEIR MIGHT AS A LORD RING . ( LORD L B ). NOW IT IS BECOME THE RULE EVERY TOM ,DICK AND HARRY FEELS GREAT TO PARK THEIR VEHICLES IN THE PORTICO. THIS IS OUR INDIYAA…… THE BOSSES ARE BUDY IN CALLING TENDERS WORTH LASHS OF RUPPES TO RIP THE HARD-EARNED MONEY OF OUR CITIZENS.

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    Manmohan Singh doctor February 8, 2019, 12:58 pm

    There is no doubt doctors’ and medical students’ living conditions and food needs to be improved.Governments give subsidies and loan wavers in abundance but no administrations ever look after the miserable conditions in which medical students and doctors live and eat dirty food.Upkeep of medical institutions also need urgent attention. Way from hostels to hospital needs to be having flood lights.One of the hosp guard or class four employee should accompany female nursing and medical female doctors should escort them to the hostel. Vacant land of hospital and hostels should be developed into garden and park. These steps will not involve much expenditure but it will need attention from the authorities.

  3. We need to support Resident Doctors wid the pathetic conditions they live and work . Demands are genuine!