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LN Hospital docs hold public meet about decorum

A public meeting between the doctors and residents of Daryanganj and Kamala Market was organised at Turkman Gate by police officials and senior leaders of the Muslim community on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
April 29, 2012 3:52:37 am

A week after doctors at Lok Nayak Hospital went on strike following two incidents of patients’ relatives roughing up the hospital staff,authorities and the police have taken security concerns to the masses.

A public meeting between the doctors and residents of Daryanganj and Kamala Market was organised at Turkman Gate by police officials and senior leaders of the Muslim community on Saturday.

Speaking at the meeting,ACP (Daryaganj) Om Prakash said,“This is the first such meeting where doctors and your leaders have come together to appeal to you,to help doctors help you. Dialogue can help sort all problems plaguing the hospital.”

Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr R S Tolia,accompanied by two resident doctors,addressed people from areas that bring the maximum number of patients to the hospital.

Secretary of the Resident Doctors’ Association Dr Arvind Kumar said,“Last week,a young woman’s family started beating up the doctor on duty,who was performing CPR — a basic procedure to save an emergency patient. It is important for people to understand that the doctor was giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and thumping the patient’s heart to help her.”

He said as far as possible,hospital authorities try to provide women doctors to women patients. But at times,due to paucity of resources,this rule cannot be followed,he said. Dr Kumar also explained that procedural requirements like filling up of forms were required and the one-attendant-per-patient rule had to be met.

Delhi Haj Committee chairperson Dr Pervez Mian urged people to be more organised when taking patients to the hospital emergency.

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