NEW DELHI, July 09, 2016, DHNS
The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) held a meeting on Friday over the assault cases on doctors in the capital. The meeting comprised council members, police, representatives of Federation of Doctors Association (FORDA), Indian Medical Association and Delhi Medical Association where they debated how to improve doctor-patient relationship.
“The meeting was held to find solutions to the rising number of attack cases against doctors across hospitals. Earlier, there were not as many cases reported. The DMC will come up with a white paper in the next meeting in which there will be clear guidelines on how each stakeholder like the government, public, doctors and the DMC should respond to a particular situation like a machine not working at a hospital or the non-availability of medicines,” said Dr Girish Tyagi, REgistrar, DMC.
There wil be clear guidelines on how to deal with the situation if there is a shortage of manpower or a machine is not in working condition. The role of government or police will also be analysed in such situations, according to the DMC.
Recently, the family members of an accident victim vandalised the emergency ward and the minor OT at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini after the patient succumbed to his injuries. Six of them were arrested later and booked for ‘rioting’ and ‘use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of duty’.
“Doctors are not being able to carry out their duties in a secure environment. The DMC will actively take up such cases with the authorities and the government,” said Dr Tyagi.
The FORDA has repeatedly agitated against the lack of security measures against doctors in emergency wards at government hospitals. Resident doctors have also gone on strike demanding better working conditions.
“Some possible solutions like the public needs to be sensitised through media, advertisements, single entry point at hospitals, special security attention to women doctors and that the DMC will follow up all assault cases have been discussed in the meeting. Another meeting has been scheduled later this month,” said Dr Pankaj Solanki, president, FORDA.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
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