Members of Madhya Pradesh Private Nursing Home Association went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday, demanding reopening of Curewell hospital which was closed after an air compressor exploded on September 5.
Dissatisfied with district collector P Narhari’s closure order, association members submitted a memorandum to divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey requesting him to open the hospital.
“It is unfair on the part of the administration to shut it down for a minor reason,” said association president Dr VP Singhal.
“We had given the district administration a warning on Tuesday wearing black bands to work but it continues to ignore the issue. We are determined to fight against this issue till it gets resolved,” said the association chief.
Doctors also questioned the administration’s decision, saying the hospital’s every machine was in a working condition and the allegations made are not correct.
“The district administration is not comparing the situation of private hospitals with that of government ones. We are being targeted for no specific reason and we have only one demand – cancel the order,” said Curewell hospital OT in-charge Dr MS Khan.
Meanwhile the patients visiting private hospitals faced a lot of inconvenience and were asked to visit MY hospital by the doctors as most of the private nursing homes joined the strike.
Association members also expressed anger over the list prepared by the Indore Municipal Corporation wherein it mentioned names of 165 not-up-to-the-mark private nursing homes on the basis of violations in several areas.