12 FIRs + 6 strikes = KGMU
A DOZEN FIRs and half-a-dozen strikes. That was the story of King George?s Medical University in the past one year. Ironically, the situation was more serous here than in Lucknow University, which had half-a-dozen FIRs, but none were of a serious nature.Updated: Jan 22, 2006 00:52 IST
A DOZEN FIRs and half-a-dozen strikes. That was the story of King George’s Medical University in the past one year.
Ironically, the situation was more serous here than in Lucknow University, which had half-a-dozen FIRs, but none were of a serious nature.
On the other hand, KGMU doctors had charges of medical negligence, use of firearms, running an examination racket and abduction.
Even slightest of disturbances between KGMU doctors and attendants of patients led to strike for days together, while tussles were often dragged to Chowk police station.
There were more cases of in-house altercation in KGMU than Lucknow University, despite the fact that KGMU became a university just three years ago. In the last one year, there were no strikes by LU students.
There have been several strikes ever since KGMU vice-chancellor Prof Mahendra Bhandari took over.
Some times it’s between doctors and patients’ attendants and often between junior doctors themselves. Chowk police station has registered several FIRs, naming junior doctors as offenders.
The number of FIRs is over three dozen if records of the past three years are scrutinised.
Half of them were about altercations involving junior doctors.
It’s not just the FIRs that attract attention towards the KGMU, but even the way they are dealt with by cops. Most of them have to be quashed by the investigating officer, as there is extreme pressure to settle them.
“There is no sense of belonging among students. The new students fail to connect with the institute, while the old ones considered it their mother,” says Dr MC Pant, a senior faculty member.
December 15, 2005: Sanjeev Singh, Dinesh Kumar and Rakesh arrested by Kanpur Dehat police for attempting abductionDecember 8, 2005: Dr Sanjeev accused of threatening a hosteller to act as ‘solver’
August 4, 2004: Trouble at Trauma Centre invites FIR against doctors and then a counter FIR from centre in charge.
April 9, 2003: Dr Ashwini Mishra lodges FIR against Dr Pankaj and 12 others for issuing threats
April 2004: Strike by JRs when attendants attack them alleging medical negligence.
May 2004: Strike for harassment of female resident
June 2005: Strike over fight with attendants
November 2005: Strike over tussle between resident of surgery and anaesthesia.
January 2006: Strike for bashing up of doctors in Nauchandi Express in Moradabad.
First Published: Jan 22, 2006 00:52 IST