Services at the LNJP hospital in New Delhi continued to be affected on Thursday as the strike called by the resident doctors to protest against alleged attack by relatives of a patient entered the fourth day.
OPDs remained shut after doctors refused to join work till their demand for additional security was met. Casualty remained open and serious patients were being admitted.
"The Delhi government has decided to send 125 additional security and nine security supervisors. The medical equipments required is also being met," said Dr Anjan Prakash, additonal medical superintendent and spokesperson, LNJP hospital.
"But the doctors refuse to come back to work," she added.
Dr Kuldeep Kumar, resident doctor association president said, "Government might have sanctioned the security. But let them be visible in the hospital premises. Let us see the required equipments. They are still in paper and the strike will continue till it is actualised."
Dr Anjan Prakash said, "Doctors should understand that this is a government set-up and lots of paper work needs to be accomplished for the whole new recruitment of security guards."
The doctors said they were being being beaten up because of poor facilities in the hospital.
LNJP Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Swaraj Batra has, meanwhile, again called a meeting of the resident doctors.