Re-Covidization of Nair Hospital: Resident doctors threaten en masse leave
Mumbai: Protesting against Re-Covidization of BYL Nair Hospital, the resident doctors under the umbrella of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has decided to boycotted routine work and go on mass leave from Tuesday evening if the civic body and hospital administration failed to approve their demands primary being the equal distribution of all COVID beds in all the medical colleges and hospitals of Mumbai.
The series of demands by the resident doctors included;
1.Non- covid patients with chronic illness requiring elective surgeries, palliative surgeries, daycare chemotherapy, radiotherapy, regular treatment, frequent follow-ups & patients requiring valuable super speciality services like maintenance hemodialysis in chronic kidney diseases, emergency services for cardiovascular & neurological issues should not remain health deprived & should be attained on high priority basis equally as covid patients.
2. This collective injustice is once again happening with patients of regular follow-up in Nair Hospital & to its residents who sacrificed their branch works while providing dedicated covid services. So, We appeal to authorities to manage infrastructure & internal installations for the equitable distribution of covid & non-covid beds in all four BMC hospitals ( Nair, KEM, Sion & Cooper ), without any further delay.
3. Non-teaching institutes like peripheral BMC hospitals should be well equipped & functional as Dedicated Covid Hospitals.
4. Recruit more number of BAMS, BHMS doctors, nursing staff, paramedics & other technical staff to share the covid load in an ongoing pandemic situation.