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Noida nursing homes to remain shut for a day

india Updated: May 16, 2012 00:58 IST
HT Correspondent

Around 150 nursing homes operating in the city will remain closed on Wednesday as medical practitioners will go on strike demanding protection from the administration.

On Monday, relatives of a patient, who died at Indo Gulf Hospital in Sector 19 seven days ago, ransacked the hospital and manhandled staff members alleging negligence by the hospital. They broke glasses, telephones and LCD television at the reception area and staged a dharna outside the facility.

“All the culprits should be arrested immediately and strict action should be taken against them. If there is any grievance or compliant of negligence against a doctor, relatives should immediately seek help from either police or should contact chief medical officer (CMO) rather than taking law into their own hands,” said Dr AC Bisaria, president, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Noida.

The medical fraternity will hold a protest march starting from IMA office. Later, IMA officials will meet the district magistrate, and also submit a memorandum to SSP.

“We have been serving the residents of Noida for the last 30 years. Their life is more important than anything else. But, our safety is equally important. We understand that the residents will have to suffer today, but the emergency service will remain open,” said Dr GC Vaishnava, executive member, IMA.