Hundreds of patients were denied treatment at Hamidia Hospital here on Wednesday as agitating junior doctors continued their protest for the second day. Senior doctors had to treat patients, but they were unable to attend to everyone as the hospital gets hundreds of out-patients daily.
Junior doctors have been demanding changes in the security arrangements in the hospital and protection to them under the Doctor Protection Act.
The doctors want new tenders to be floated and young security guards to be deployed on the hospital campus. Junior Doctors Association president Adarash Bajpai told presspersons that they would continue their agitations till proper security measures were taken.
Their protest comes in the wake of the death of a seven-year-old child at the hospital on Monday, following which the kin of the child attacked the doctors.
Bajpai said in the last one year, doctors had been attacked by family members of patients nearly a dozen times. He said junior doctors had been attacked twice in the last three days.