Gorakhpur: Health services at the BRD medical college were hit Monday as junior doctors went on an indefinite strike after 13 of their colleagues were booked for allegedly beating up a man.
It is reported that on the day of September 10th, there was an incidence of violence against the junior doctors of the said medical college. An FIR was also lodged against the attendants of the patient involved in the violence. Local daily reports that 5 people were also arrested .
Soon after, a local resident, Shiv Kumar, went to the police accused and some junior doctors of beating him up on September 10. Responding to the same, the police booked 13 JRs and 5 unknown persons on charges of attempt to murder as well as loot.
They said such action would not only discourage doctors from discharging their duty but would also inculcate a sense of fear among them.
Kumar requested them to return to duty in the interest of patients.
Doctors were fearful after the action but our emergency services and outpatient departments continued to be functional to serve patients. We also spoke with the SSP and DM and presented our view, Kumar said.
SHO Jaideep Rai said the 13 junior doctors were booked under relevant IPC sections, including those relating to attempt to murder.