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Junior docs on indefinite strike, want police post on Hamidia premises

Junior doctors of Gandhi Medical College (GMC) in Bhopal boycotted their duties, excluding emergency services, as part of an indefinite strike from Monday to demand a police post and more security guards on the Hamidia hospital premises.

bhopal Updated: Dec 20, 2016 10:01 IST
Health services paralysed as junior doctors remained on strike on the call of Junior Doctors' Association at Government Hamidia Hospital, in Bhopal on Monday.
Health services paralysed as junior doctors remained on strike on the call of Junior Doctors' Association at Government Hamidia Hospital, in Bhopal on Monday. (PTI)

Junior doctors of Gandhi Medical College (GMC) in Bhopal boycotted their duties, excluding emergency services, as part of an indefinite strike from Monday to demand a police post and more security guards on the Hamidia hospital premises.

They decided to go on a strike after a few relatives of a patient allegedly attacked their colleagues at the Hamidia hospital on Monday morning.

The incident occurred when the family of a person who committed suicide was denying for the paperwork required for admission at the emergency department. Doctors Chandrashekhar Rawat, Rohit Parate and Manisha Netam were allegedly attacked by the relatives of the patient.

“About 20-25 relatives assaulted three of our colleagues who were on duty as they didn’t want to sign the consent papers and the staff to call the police, which is a mandate in all suicide cases,” said Dr Avinash Thakur, the secretary of Junior Doctors Association (JUDA), Bhopal.

The junior doctors met medical education director GS Patel and demanded for a police post on the Hamidia hospital premises.

Thakur said JUDA had been demanding for a police post at Hamidia for more than a decade now.

“There should be ideally 300 guards but only 59 are here. We have brought this to higher officials’ notice time and again but no action has been taken,” he said.

“We will meet the medical education director and ensure more security on the campus,” dean GMC Ulka Srivastava said.

HT could not reach the medical education director for his comment despite attempts.