A group of doctors also met Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and apprised him about the medical fraternity’s demand for ensuring the safety and security of doctors in the face of any violence in hospital premises.
Walking with a stick in hand, Kumar was left disappointed after his treatment was left midway by a doctor, due to the ongoing strike by medical practitioners at various government hospitals in the capital.
Routine surgeries remained cancelled, out-patient clinics functioned in a restricted manner and patients seeking OPD consultation were sent back due to the strike. Only the emergency and ICU services functioned.
Every time a patient is brought in, doctors brace for one common procedure. How to tell the relatives to go fetch basic medical equipment as the hospital is out of surgical gloves and critical syringes, saline drips.
In the 36 hours since they called off their two-day strike, resident doctors of Delhi have alleged that seven incidents of assault and threats against doctors and hospital staff have already occurred in the city.