Finally, Ahmadi meets BMHRC doctors
BHOPAL MEMORIAL Hospital & Research Centre (BMHRC) Trust chairman Justice A H Ahmadi finally met representatives of the resident doctors, paramedical staff and technicians of the hospital today.india Updated: Feb 19, 2006 15:24 IST
BHOPAL MEMORIAL Hospital & Research Centre (BMHRC) Trust chairman Justice A H Ahmadi finally met representatives of the resident doctors, paramedical staff and technicians of the hospital today.
Justice Ahmadi, who had refused to meet the representatives on Friday stating that he did not recognise self-proclaimed leaders of the staff, changed his stand on Saturday and agreed to meet them.
According to informed sources, during one-hour meeting with the trust chairman, the representatives of staff apprised him of circumstances that had led to the 42-day-long strike. They also said had he agreed to meet them then, the prolonged agitation could have been avoided.
Failure of the local administration to engage them in fruitful dialogue, their highhanded behaviour, preferential treatment to private patients at the cost of gas victims for whom the hospital was constructed and poor service conditions were some of the grievances aired by the representatives during the meeting.
On the other hand, Justice Ahmadi told them that they had been rather too impatient. Their problems could have been solved without them resorting to agitation, he averred.
He further exhorted them to stay away from the media as it only compounded the matters. “Media was the only medium to reach out to you, Sir,” countered the staff representatives.
Although Justice Ahmadi did not make any concrete promises for the staff, the representatives returned satisfied at being given a patient hearing by the Trust chairman.
Those who met Justice Ahmadi included Dr Salim Nayak, Dr Arvind Namdeo and three more representatives of nursing staff and technicians