Doctors' strike hits work at GMC Jammu

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2015 19:57 IST

More than 300 doctors of Jammu's premier Government Medical College Hospital went on a protest strike after a patient's attendant allegedly misbehaved with a woman medico.

Services at the hospital were hit forcing the hospital administration to press senior doctors into duty. The casualty wing of the hospital witnessed unruly scenes late on Tuesday evening after a few people quarreled with Dr Neha, alleging that she did not attend to their patient properly.

Dr Neha told HT that the patient's attendants claimed to be relatives of a local politician and allegedly manhandled her.

As news spread, doctors struck work and went to the police station to register a complaint. However, soon the doctors resumed work, only to protest again on Wednesday.

The protesting doctors demanded that the police file an FIR or first information report against those who allegedly misbehaved with their colleague.

Principal, GMCH, Dr Ghanshyam Dev, appealed to the doctors to resume work. "Their demands have been accepted as the police registered a case against the accused. Also, the concerned station house officer has assured that security will be provided to the doctors," he said.

The protesting doctors said they will resume work on Thursday.

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