Doctors in Bhopal to protest superintendent's suspension

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2015 17:14 IST

The medical teachers of GMC, junior doctors and nurses will stage a protest against the suspension of superintendent of Sultania Hospital Dr Sudha Chourasiya and four staff members from Monday.

In the wake of the death of a woman and her child when their bed broke down on January 11, the directorate of medical education (DME) had suspended superintendent Chourasiya and four other employees on January 16.

Patients may have to face a hard time as functions in both Hamidia and Sultania Hospital will come to a halt except emergency and out-patient department (OPD) services.

Meanwhile, the senior and junior doctors of GMC wore black badges to mark their protest the entire day. President of junior doctors' association (JDA) Dr Adarsh Bajpai said, "We are highly disappointed with the order of administration of suspending superintendent and other staff members. This is unfair that a doctor is being suspended because a bed broke down in the hospital. We are against this decision and will continue protesting against it. If the order is not revoked we will completely stop working from Wednesday."

On the other hand senior doctors have organised a meeting on Monday to decide the further course of action. President of Madhya Pradesh medical teachers association Dr Sanjeev Gaur said, "Our protest will gear up from Monday in both the associated hospitals of Gandhi Medical College (GMC). A meeting will be also conducted in this regard in which decision on strengthening the protest will be taken. All the office bearers of the association will be participating in the meeting."

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