Services hit as jr docs continue strike
   Date :07-Oct-2019

  • Doctors are demanding suspension of Dean Arun Kumar. PG and junior doctors said that they will continue the strike until the Dean is suspended
  • Junior doctors of GMC have launched a campaign against the Dean. According to students 10 theft cases have been reported in GMC hostel within three months
 
HEALTH services at Government Hamidia Hospital were badly hit after junior doctors continued their strike on Sunday. Demonstrating doctors are demanding suspension of Dean Arun Kumar. PG and junior doctors said that they will continue the strike until the dean is suspended. The strike has paralysed services in the hospital and many patients had to bear the brunt.
 
 
Over 400 doctors gathered in the auditorium on Sunday morning and boycott work. Concerned over the dispute, the Dean called an urgent meeting with Heads of the Departments (HoDs) and hostel wardens. He discussed several points to tighten security and services to students in the hostel. Dean Arun Kumar asked wardens and HoDs to place CCTV cameras at entry and exit points of the hostel.
 
 
The incident took place on Saturday night when an unidentified person entered the hostel room of a girl student at Gandhi Medical College (GMC). The miscreant also held the girl’s hand and ran away with her phone. The girl alleged that when she woke up in her room, she found an unidentified person. As soon as she understood the matter, the thief held her hand and threatened her on screw driver point. The thief ran away with cash and mobile phone. The girl immediately ran out of her room and gathered other students.
 
 
A police case was also filed in the case and junior doctors demanded to increase security in hostels. However, Medical College Dean Arun Kumar assured students to tighten up security but junior doctors rejected the plea. Junior doctors of GMC have launched a campaign against the Dean and demanded his suspension order. According to students 10 theft cases have been reported in GMC hostel within three months.