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Doctor's Strike at PGIMS, India; Extends to Fourth Day and Hampers Patient Care

by Julia Samuel on May 26, 2015 at 10:24 PM

Doctor's Strike at PGIMS, India; Extends to Fourth Day and Hampers Patient Care
As doctors strike extended for the fourth day, patients visiting the outpatient departments (OPDs) of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, (PGIMS) Rohtak, Haryana, India were at the receiving end.

Pardeep Kasni, Director general of the state medical education department continues talks between doctors and authorities thought the conclusion remains at stake.
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Dr Ravi Madhogarhiya, a representative of agitating doctors, said the delegation will meet Kasni for another round of meeting. The doctors took out a protest march on PGIMS campus with placards in their hands.

The staff on duty for new registration had joined the agitating doctors and the OPD registration remained paralyzed for an hour after which the registration resumed. PGIMS has eight clinical departments and each has an average of new and old 300-500 OPD patients.
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The doctors are on strike after the registration of case following the death of Neelam Rani, a resident of Jind village, and her newborn baby on May 18, 2015.

Police had registered the cause of death due to negligence and assault against the medical staff on duty and the security staff of labor room, according to the recommendation of Haryana health and family welfare minister Anil Vij. This triggered an agitation forcing junior and senior resident doctors to go on strike.

Source: Medindia
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