Resident doctors protest assault on colleague


Published: April 21, 2015

The meeting was held with the BMC where doctors placed demands for more CCTV cameras and security guards.

Resident doctors observed a silent protest across all state-run hospitals, Monday, following the incident of assault on a Sion-hospital posted resident doctor on Saturday last week.

Dr Ramesh Rathod, a resident doctor in Sion hospital’s medicine department, was initially threatened and later beaten up by a patient’s friend, Irfan Ahmad Ikrar, in the hospital.

The patient Arif Nikam was admitted in the hospital’s general ward when the incident happened but he soon fled after the hospital started investigating into the incident.

Dr Harshal Sathe, attached with Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), said, “This time we only shut the out patient department services. The operation theatres and emergency procedures were on. Bit it’s time our security is taken care of.”

A meeting was held with the civic body’s additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh where doctors from Sion hospital put up their demands to incorporate more CCTV cameras and recruit more security guards. Currently, out of 131 sanctioned posts, 31 are lying vacant. “A committee has been now formed in Sion hospital by the dean to tackle cases of assault on doctors,” Sathe said.

Additionally, the AMC has now assured to start contractual recruitment of more security guards within two weeks.

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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