Srinagar, June 09: The strike of doctors at Chest Disease (CD) hospital here on Thursday entered its second day. The doctors are seeking full security at the health institution and action against those who created a ruckus and vandalised hospital property after the lady died.
The senior residents told Rising Kashmir "that until the authorities provide full security at OPD, emergency, and ICU, they won't resume their duties, adding that manhandling doctors at the institution has become routine."
The Principal Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr. Saima Rashid along with Medical Superintendent, Deputy Medical Superintendent of the hospital also met the protesting doctors and asked them to resume their duties.
However, "the residents there said they won't resume their duties till security is available at the health institution."
Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah told Rising Kashmir the doctor here are seeking security to avoid such incidents.
He said "the senior police officer had visited the hospital and listened to our concerns regarding and have sought details about the incident. The same has been submitted to the police through the proper channel." However, there has been no development yet.
"The protesting residents are saying they won't resume their duties till their demands are met." He continued doctors will also perform emergency duties, so emergency patients won't suffer." he maintained.
The doctors despite the strike have also decided to check the emergency patients who have travelled long distances. He said, adding that those patients who need to be admitted will also be admitted.
Those patients who are admitted in the hospital will also be taken care of properly. However, the hospital's outpatient department (OPD) will remain closed. Furthermore, the consultants will decide whether to go with senior residents or resume their duties.
The doctors at the hospital on Wednesday alleged some doctors were beaten by a group of attendants after a female patient died by cardiac arrest due to low oxygen saturation. "The doctors said that they (attendants) did not even allow doctors to see the patients by locking them up inside a room.”
Earlier, police said they have registered the case in this regard under FIR 54/20222 U/S 353,354, IPC and Sec 3 Prevention of Damage to Public Properties Act and further necessary action as warranted under the law is being taken.
Speaking to Rising Kashmir, Principal Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr Saima, said she had met the residents at the hospital and urged them to resume their duties.
She said the security issue has also been taken with the authorities and issues will be redressed soon. She continued, "Doctors will resume their duties soon."