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Hyderabad: 800 Gandhi Hospital doctors call off strikes after meeting health minister


Hyderabad: 800 Gandhi Hospital doctors call off strikes after meeting health minister

Hyderabad: Around 800 junior doctors of two medical institutes had been on strike after a colleague was severely attacked by a relative of a 2 months old child who died in hospital. The strike was only called off after a meeting with health minister.

It is reported that a junior doctor of paediatric department of the state-run Gandhi hospital was badly attacked after a child, suffering from breathlessness and signs of pneumonia died in the hospital on Tuesday evening.

The doctor was allegedly assaulted in front of the security that did nothing to stop the attack.

Junior doctors at the Gandhi hospital boycotted the elective duties and went on an indefinite strike from Wednesday.

The doctors from Gandhi Hospital and Niloufer Hospitals collectively staged a protest on Thursday over the alleged attack.

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The doctor was allegedly assaulted in front of the security that did nothing to stop the attack.

Dr PS Vijayender Goud, president, Telangana Junior Doctors Association told TOI, “It was a case of congestive cardiac failure and was treated as per protocol with inotrops. The patient’s pulse rate was 210 and he was hyper ventilated as well as intubated. Also the risk was explained to the attenders and consent was taken. One female attender assaulted the doctor in fornt of five to six security persons, who did nothing to stop the assault.”

The protesting doctors met Telangana state Health Minister Etela Rajender on Thursday and expressed their concern over their security; the protesting doctors appealed to him to improve security measures around the institutions for the safety of doctors.

Senior health officials, including the DME (director of medical education) Ramesh Reddy also met the protesting doctors.

They reassured the doctors that their complaints and demands would be taken seriously and met with appropriate action.

They said the government is keen on improving the things at the hospitals. The action would be taken against those who attack the doctors, PTI reports.

In the meantime, the doctors agreed to call off their strike and continue working at the hospitals from Friday, reports the news minute.

 

Source: PTI
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    Dr RAMESHVARDHAN March 1, 2019, 7:44 pm

    BHAHUT NA INSAFI HAI , LADY 1 , 6 SECURITY GAURDS , PHIR KUCH NAHI KIYA. KyA SAMJE DEAN DIRECTOR / DME KUSH HOENGA KYA. TUMAY LONGA, LANGHA CHUDIYA PENKO DUTY KARTHE KYA ? KYA SAMAJ THE TUMAY LONGA , BAIKA EK , TUM CHE ,. CHAE CHAE THO THO …JAKO 1 PILATE BIRIYANI BANAKE LOV , BISMILLAH KARO KHA JAYENGE . HAMARE DOCTORAKNKO … MARAKHA KHO AADAT PADGAYA……Q KI PROFESSORSARA BHAG JATHE DUTY CHODKO. IT IS THE OUT COME OF NOT HAVING A FULLY QUALIFIED , ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DURING THE DUTY HOURS . THEY SHOULD MONITOR THEIR RESIDENTS , GUIDE THEM , PREVENT THEM BY DOING WRONG THINGS UNFORTUNATELY THEY THE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS ARE NOT BE FOUND IN THEIR DUTY HOURS IN THE HOSPITAL DUTY ROOM OR IN THE CAUSALITY , THIS IS THE OUT COME. IT IS ALMOST A REGULARFFAIR / EVENT IN MOST OF THE MEDICAL COLLEGES . THEY PLACE WHERE I WORK . JUST NEXT TO MEDICAL COLLEGES RESIDENT DOCTORS HAVE SET UP THEIR PRIVATE PRACTICE , HOW CAN ANY EXPECT A RIGHT TREATMENT FROM SUCH HOSPITALS WITH OUT HAVING TEAM OF EXPERT DOCTORS ???. I BROUGHT THIS ISSUE TO THE NOTICE OF THE DIRECTOR , DME AND SECRETARY OVER THE YEARS WITH OUT ANY POSITIVE RESULTS . THESE GUYS TAKE SERIOUS ISSUES LIGHTLY , LIGHT THINGS SERIOUSLY . That\’s why I started serious issue in a comic way , later it as SERIOUS ISSUES . COMING D M E \’s VISIT WHAT IS THE NEED ? . WHAT are ROLE OF unit CHEIF , HOD , MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT AND DEAN DIRECTOR , IT IS CLEAR THESE ARE MORE OF DUMMY , USELESS , OR IRRESPONSIBLE ???. IF IT WAS ME I WOULD HAVE INITIATED DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST THE DEAN DIRECTOR , M S & UNIT HEAD . SINCE THESE GUYS ARE HIGHLY INFLUENCENTIAL OR MAY A RELATIVE OF POLITICIANS ,NO ACTION IS INTIATED AGAINST THEM . THIS IS OUR SYSTEM .ALL MOST ALL ADMINSTRATIVE POSTS ARE WITH THE DOMINANT CASTE COMMUNITY PEOPLE HAVING MONEY INFLUENCE AND POLITICIANS SUPPORT IN MY STATE , SAME MAY BE TRUE IN OTHER SOUTHERN STATES ALSO. MEDICAL COLLEGES HAVE BECOME A MOCKERY & MEANING LESS. WITH OUT REGULAR TRANSFERS OF DOCTORS THINGS ARE GOING TO DETORATE FURTHER.