Attendants thrash LD Hospital medico

Maternity care services affected as doctors boycott work, seek security

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Mar 25: Healthcare services at Valley’s sole maternity specialty, Lal Ded Hospital, remained affected Monday as junior doctors went on daylong strike against alleged thrashing of their colleague by attendants.
 Medicos told Greater Kashmir that the incident took place this morning following an argument between internee and an attendant. Soon after the argument, the scuffle broke-out between the two. “It took an ugly turn as other attendants present in the hospital premises joined in and started abusing and thrashing the doctor. They also smashed doors and furniture of the hospital,” the medicos alleged.
 “Dr Wasim Ahmad, a trainee doctor at LD hospital, was thrashed severely by the attendants including some youth inside his room,” his colleagues said.
 According to them, the medico was heading towards his room when an attendant, busy with mobile phone, blocked his way. “He requested the attendant to move away so that he could walk easily. It irked the attendant and he started abusing our colleague. When our colleague objected to foul language of the attendant, the man started thrashing him,” the doctors alleged.
 Meanwhile, the patient care remained affected for  the entire day at the hospital due to suspension of work by the junior doctors.
 Taking notice of the incident, the hospital doctors have demanded “proper security system and attendant control in the hospitals.”
 When contacted, the hospital Medical Superintendent, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad said the matter had already been taken up with the police. “We won’t tolerate such behavior from anyone. We are soon installing a strong security mechanism in the hospital including CCTV cameras to check such activities,” the official said.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 IST




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