PGIMER junior doctors to sport black badges for two days

Continuing their protest against the hospital administration,more than 1,200 junior and assistant residents at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are likely to sport black badges for the next two days.

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 4, 2013 3:00:08 am

PGIMER junior doctors to sport black badges for two days

Chandigarh: Continuing their protest against the hospital administration,more than 1,200 junior and assistant residents at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are likely to sport black badges for the next two days. Following the alleged assault on a doctor by the relatives of a patient on August 23,the resident doctors at PGIMER started a protest on Monday by wearing black badges and demanded better security for themselves and better infrastructural facilities for the patients.

Auto driver booked for ‘sexual assault,kidnapping’ of 13-year-old

Chandigarh: An auto driver was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trying to outrage the modesty of a 13-year-old girl and kidnapping her. Neeraj (19),was caught from Saketri village in Panchkula.

On Monday afternoon,Neeraj offered the minor a lift in his auto on the pretext of dropping her near to her parents,police said. He picked her up from Shastri Nagar,Manimajra. While Neeraj was taking the girl in the auto,her brother was coming from Mansa Devi on a bike. He raised an alarm after he noticed that his sister was coming alone in an auto. Fearing that he might be caught,Neeraj left his auto and fled from the spot,police said. The next morning,the parents of the girl complained to the police and Neeraj was arrested in the afternoon from Saketri village. He was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court.

Zero-tolerance for encroachments,says Mohali Deputy Commissioner

Mohali: Mohali Deputy Commissioner Tejinderpal Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said the administration will not tolerate illegal encroachments on government land.

On a visit to Patiala ki Raon,near Naya Gaon village,where the natural flow of water has been interrupted due to illegal encroachments,Sidhu instructed the officials of Naya Gaon panchayat and the Drainage Department to identify residents who have constructed houses without approval and take strict action against them.

Sidhu said these unapproved constructions create an obstruction in the natural flow of water and therefore,in the rainy season,the area becomes prone to floods. He added that a campaign will be started to remove all illegal encroachments and also appealed to the defaulters to remove their encroachments.

Driving licence may soon have info

on holder’s organ donation wish

Chandigarh: If the efforts of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research will(PGIMER) succeed,the driving licenses of the city residents would mention if they were organ donors or not.

Following in the footsteps of Karnataka,where the driving licenses mentions the holder’s choice for organ donation,PGIMER has been trying to convince the transport authorities to do the same,for around one-and-a-half years now. Doctors from the department of Hepatology would hold a public forum on organ donation on September 5,where discussion on linking the holder’s decision on donating his or her organs would be declared on the license. “Our efforts have been getting a positive response,” said a doctor from the department. This the second forum that PGIMER would be organising for generating awareness about organ donation. “Relatives of only a mere ten per cent of the brain dead patients come forward for organ donation in PGIMER. We need to shed away the apprehensions of others towards this noble deed” the doctor added.

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