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Jodhpur : Resident docs in 3 city hospitals on strike

Jodhpur: Medical services in three hospitals here were affected after its doctors went on an indefinite strike, demanding arrest of the persons who had allegedly beaten up two resident doctors on duty yesterday.

After the incident at MDM Hospital, all the resident doctors in all the three hospitals under the S N Medical College had suspended work and went on the strike last night after negotiations with authorities failed.

President of the Resident Doctors Association Kamlesh Sharma said they would not resume work until the police arrest those responsible for hooliganism at the trauma centre and beating up of the two doctors there.

“We have clearly apprised the medical college administration that we would not go back to the hospitals until the police do not make arrest in the matter and assure that the incidents like this would not recur”, he said.

Meanwhile, the arrangements in all the hospitals have been disrupted after the strike.

“There was certainly some affect but we have tried our best to make alternative arrangements to ensure that the patients do not have to suffer because of the strike”, college’s Principal Amilal Bhat said.

He said that the senior faculties have been roped in and a requisition for the doctors from the district hospitals, military hospital etc, has been given.

“Situation so far is under control”, Bhat claimed.

There are 318 resident doctors in the hospitals, of which 34 have abstained from strike and 36 other are on leave.

Sharma said that the doctors from other medical colleges of the state are also in communication with them and have supported them.

“If there was no progress by tomorrow, they would also join our strike”, he said.

There was clash among the relatives and attendants of patient, Rajendra Singh, who was referred to Jodhpur from Pali following his serious injuries caused by an accident.

During the treatment of the patient, the attendants of the patient, had a clash with the doctors alleging indifferent approach of the doctors.

In the assault case, both the sides have registered complained with the police against each other.

A police official, associated with investigation said that they were checking the footage of the CCTV cameras installed in the trauma centre and interrogating the staff.

Source: PTI
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