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Army doctors deployed in Delhi Govt hospitals

He said no decision has been taken so far about action against striking junior and senior doctors.

india Updated: May 20, 2006 19:03 IST

Army doctors were on Friday deployed in Delhi government hospitals, where services were badly hit by the ongoing anti-reservation strike by doctors.

Delhi Health Secretary DS Negi said there was a slight improvement in the health services with 30 Army doctors being deployed in the three main strike-affected Delhi government hospitals -- GTB, LNJP and DDU.

He said no decision has been taken so far about action against striking junior and senior resident doctors who have been served notices to resume work.

"We are examining the issue of taking action against the striking doctors. It is a sensitive issue so we will take any action only after having carefully examined it," he said.

Negi said around 50 doctors have been shifted from other hospitals, where the strike has not had much impact, to GTB, LNJP and DDU hospitals.

"There has been a slight improvement in the situation. OPD services and patient admissions are getting better now," he said.

Delhi government had requested ministries of Defence and Railways for 200 doctors.