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Delhi: Hindu Rao Hospital doctors go on strike to protest assault on colleague

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Hindu Rao Hospital doctors strike

Patients have had tough time at Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital on Monday as they were not getting required healthcare services from the doctors.

The resident doctors are on strike since Sunday after family of a patient who died during treatment assaulted their colleague on Saturday.

“As long as this happens we won’t do any work. Only emergency services and nothing else will be operational,” Dr Abhishek Bhatia, who works at Hindu Rao was quoted as saying.

“A doctor was thrashed and injured. The patient was not in a good condition, everything was explained, even then 10-15 people came and thrashed a doctor,” he added.

Also read: West Bengal: Doctors call off strike after CM agreed their demands

Protesting doctors are adamant on their demands including deployment of security officials and setting up of a police chowki inside the campus. They also met civic body officials on Monday in this regard.

“We want the number of guards to be increased to ensure safety of the doctors on duty. We also demand the deployment of bouncers within the campus, similar to those present in other hospitals,” Manoj Behri, Vice-President of the hospital’s RDA was quoted as saying by the Hindu.

Reportedly, a clash broke out between doctors and relatives of a 45-year old woman patient Rajbala who died during the treatment, on Saturday night.

The residents doctors went to strike on Sunday after two doctors Rajesh Kumar and Pranay were allegedly beaten up by the relatives of the dead woman, a resident of Roop Nagar in Delhi.

According to police, Rajbala was a chronic kidney failure patient and admitted in critical condition in the casualty ward of the hospital.

Also read: Doctors in Delhi to suspend work for today over Kolkata hospital violence

Earlier this month, a similar incident took place in Kolkata, West Bengal. Junior doctors at the state-run NRS Medical College were allegedly assaulted by the relatives of a 75-year-old patient after he died due to alleged negligence.

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