Junior docs at RG Kar Hspital withdraw strike
The junior doctors at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, who were on a cease work from Sunday morning, resumed their duty from Monday afternoon after the hospital authorities have met their demands of deploying adequate security personnel inside the hospital.
Director of Medical Education Dr Susanta Banerjee on Monday met with the senior officials of the medical college and also the senior police officers.
After the meeting, Banerjee said the health department will not tolerate the harassments of doctors at the hospital. “We will not tolerate the assault of doctors. Strong action will be taken against those who will attack the doctors. Police have been asked to nab the culprits,” Banerjee said. Junior doctors said that they resumed their work as the hospital authorities have met their demands. Security personnel have been deployed at various departments.
Relatives of patients have alleged that the hospital had denied admission of various patients as there were no junior doctors at the emergency department. Two patients died at the hospital on Monday. Dinesh Sahu (54), a resident of Ashokenagar in North 24-Parganas who was admitted to the Chest Medicine department died at the hospital. Sandhya Biswas, a resident of Manicktala who was undergoing treatment at the medicine department also died. Their family members alleged that they died due to negligence.
Hospital authorities, however, denied any allegation. Trouble broke out at the hospital on Saturday night when four junior doctors were manhandled by the relatives of a patient who died after a road accident.