Hospitals brace up for impending nurses’ strikes
At a time when the OPD and fever clinics of the major city government hospitals are flooded with patients coming for consultation and treatment of chikungunya, dengue and viral fevers, the strike of nurses can cause further misery for the patients and on the already over burdened doctors.
Major city hospitals are trying to prepare themselves from the eventuality of the major crisis which will be caused due to the non-availability of nurses and have started taking preventive steps to deal with the situation.
Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital which receives about 500 patients daily at the dengue fever clinic will be one of the worse affected hospitals due to the strike. Speaking to Millennium Post, Medical Superintendent Dr A K Gadpayle said: “We have already requested our staff nurses to not go on strike, however, our request has been rejected by the nurses.”
In adding that the strike by nurses will cause an additional burden on the resident doctors and various other medical staff, Dr Gadpayle, however, said that there are staff which will be arranged to deal with the crisis.
At Delhi government’s biggest hospital Lok Nayak hospital too, preparations are being made to deal with the crisis.