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Explanation sought from JDA

PRINCIPAL OF Moti Lal Nehru Medical College Dr PC Saxena on Tuesday sought an explanation from four office bearers and members of the Junior Doctors? Association (JDA). The office bearer included JDA president Dr Neeraj and its general secretary Dr Joshi. They were held responsible for assaulting patients? kin and paralysing the hospital services.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 00:18 IST

PRINCIPAL OF Moti Lal Nehru Medical College Dr PC Saxena on Tuesday sought an explanation from four office bearers and members of the Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA). The office bearer included JDA president Dr Neeraj and its general secretary Dr Joshi. They were held responsible for assaulting patients’ kin and paralysing the hospital services.

Following the court’s order on Monday, the principal also set up an inquiry committee to probe into the incident that led to junior doctors’ strike.

Dr Saxena said the notice, demanding explanation for paralysing the hospital services, was served to JDA president Dr Neeraj, secretary Dr Joshi and two other JDA members. “They have been asked to give explanation as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against them?” he said.

“An inquiry committee has also been set up to probe the incident in which patients’ kin had a scuffle with the junior doctors. The members of the committee will be the head of the departments of surgery, medicine, anaesthesia, ENT and orthopaedic. The committee will submit its report within a week,” he further said.

Dr Saxena said the junior doctors, who remained on strike, were marked absent, although they signed on the register on the day of strike.

Meanwhile, a patient died of high fever at the SRN Hospital. According to reports, Poonam (10), resident of Tharvai village, was admitted to the SRN Hospital. But before the doctors could diagnose the disease, she died.

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