Indore: Junior doctors at MY Hospital go on strike, patients suffer
Hundreds of patients who visited the Maharaja Yestwantrao Hospital on Tuesday faced harrowing times with junior doctors going on strike protesting against alleged assault of a colleague at the hospital on Monday.indore Updated: Nov 18, 2014 22:55 IST
Hundreds of patients who visited the Maharaja Yestwantrao (MY) Hospital on Tuesday faced harrowing times with junior doctors going on strike protesting against alleged assault of a colleague at the hospital on Monday.
More than 300 junior doctors went on strike on Tuesday after relatives of a patient allegedly manhandled a junior doctor on duty at the hospital’s intensive care unit, said a striking doctor.
"We want proper security. We cannot work like this," said a junior doctor on conditions of anonymity.
"Incidents like those happened on Sunday and Monday scare us. We are here to look after people but nobody cares for our security."
The doctors have threatened to go on an indefinite strike demanding adequate security for doctors and the nursing staff at the hospital.
Outstation patients bore the blunt of the doctors’ strike.
"I have come from Jhabua for getting my wife checked...But the OPD is closed..we now have to stay overnight with my ailing wife," said Ram Shankar, a farmer.
"My daughter was admitted in Indore district hospital on Sunday. She was referred to MY Hospital by the doctors and it was only last minute that the strike was announced. Now we are tensed what to do as there is nobody to look after her," said Rekha Bai, a domestic help.
Hospital superintendent Dr AD Bhatnagar said "We have enough security guards…We have closed a few entry/exit points; therefore there has been a drop in the number... The fund which we get has to be used for other things as well. We cannot use too much of it on our security."
First Published: Nov 18, 2014 22:50 IST