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BMHRC to open partially tomorrow

THE BHOPAL Memorial Hospital & Research Centre (BMHRC) management today said that ophthalmology and neurology wards and an intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital would start functioning from Tuesday.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 22:03 IST

THE BHOPAL Memorial Hospital & Research Centre (BMHRC) management today said that ophthalmology and neurology wards and an intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital would start functioning from Tuesday.

Working trustee of the hospital, Aziz Ahmed Siddiqui, further said that interview calls are also being sent to the persons who have applied in response to vacancies advertised by the hospital and new recruitments would also be made soon.

He clarified that all those employees of the hospital, who had been absent from duty but had not resigned, and those who tendered apology, would also be called for interview.

BMHRC Trust chairman Justice A M Ahmadi has not yet responded to application of reinstatement of services and regret letter jointly proposed by the agitating employees a couple of days after it was faxed to him for approval.

Meanwhile, BMHRC director general Dr Indranil Mitra today regretted that Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh did not make any effort to seek the view-point of the BMHRC management before announcing to hold a high-level meeting within a couple of days to resolve the hospital crisis.

Once again holding the staff responsible for the crisis, he said that their irresponsible conduct as manifested in strike of work twice in six months for monitory gains disregarding the interest of the gas victims needed to be highlighted before the minister.

He further said that the view-point of the BMHRC management was not being appreciated on purpose by those encouraging indiscipline and espousing the cause of the striking employees without realising that it was only helping to prolong the agony of the gas victims.

He further said that it has become clear to the hospital management that the vast majority of the agitating employees wished to return to work but were being intimidated by a handful of ‘misguided’ leaders who were spreading the canard that they would become criminally liable for any deaths by signing the document for their reinstatement as required by the management.

He said that the management wished to make it clear that BMHRC would never allow its innocent employees to be falsely incriminated by any (imaginary) criminal case.

Representatives of the agitating employees and members of the Action Group formed to work towards restoration of medical services at the hospital are likely to meet Union Minister of State for Personnel Suresh Pachauri to seek his intervention for resolution of BMHRC crisis. They had met Union Human Resource Minister Arjun Singh on Saturday for the same purpose.