Ahmedabad: After medical superintendent, 3 more civil hospital doctors resign
Ahmedabad: A day after the Medical Superintendent of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, Dr J V Modi stepped down from his post, 3 more civil doctors including the Dean of the institute, a professor, and an assistant professor resigned.
These resignations were tendered by the dean of BJ Medical College, a professor of the Medicine department, and an assistant professor of the Anatomy department.
Prior to this, the medical superintendent of Civil Hospital, Dr. J P Modi had stepped down from the post by tendering his resignation on Wednesday. The authorities accepted his resignation and Dr. Rakesh Joshi, the additional medical superintendent was given the charge of the position as directed by the state health department. Civil Hospital officials stated that Dr. Modi also resigned as professor and head of the spine surgery department.
As per a recent media report in Ahmedabad Mirror, the Civil Hospital is one of the largest hospitals and medical colleges in Gujarat and after four doctors holding important positions in the institute stepped down, there have been speculations that a fallout with the health department led to the senior doctors resigning.
The Directorate of Medical Education in Gandhinagar has reportedly hinted that more resignations might make a way in the near future. The fact that the doctors have quit at a time when the state is preparing to handle a probable third wave of Covid after tackling a disastrous virus in April may prove to be a hurdle for the state's healthcare.
The state government has already accepted the resignations of Dean Dr. Pranay Shah, Dr. BK Amin of the Medicine department, and Dr. Dimple Ganatra of the Anatomy department along with superintendent Dr. JV Modi. Dr. Shah, the outgoing dean, confirmed the daily.