gmc doctors strikeSTATE TIMES NEWS

JAMMU: Getting no response from the authorities of Government Medical College and Hospital in support of their demands, the Resident Doctors Association of GMC went on indefinite strike and complete shutdown of all emergencies as the hospital.

Pertinent to mention here, a counter FIR was registered against a doctor in Doctor-Lawyer clash that took place on 28th Feb, 2015, wherein a PHG student Dr Saqib received injuries. An Advocate and a contractor were booked and arrested under Section 307 RPC while the advocates lodged a counter FIR against the doctors including Dr Neeraj Sharma, RDA President.

While briefing media persons here on Tuesday, Dr Neeraj said that the hospital administration is indifferent towards the problems being faced by the junior doctors. He said that they have already submitted advance notice to the hospital administration on 28th February demanding adequate security in GMC and Associated Hospitals by Monday (2nd March, 2015) for all Resident Doctors and Hospital staff but the concerned authorities have failed to take any corrective measures.

Dr Neeraj demanded that at least 45 police personnel (15 in each shift) in GMC and about 25 to 30 police personnel (10 in each shift) in SMGS Hospital should be deployed to ensure round the clock security of medicos, closure of the fabricated FIR against the doctors, making assault on doctors on duty and hospital staff as a non-bailable offence.

Dr Neeraj said, “Our agitation is not against the lawyer fraternity. It is against the insensitive administration which has failed to provide adequate security to doctors and brought to justice the culprits responsible for assault on doctors.” He warned that they will continue their strike till their demands are met.

He mentioned that Doctors Association Kashmir and RDA GMC Srinagar have also extended full support to the ongoing agitation.

Meanwhile, the senior doctors have been deputed in the emergency wards of the GMC hospital.

Principal and Dean Government Medical College Jammu Dr. Ghanshyam Dev reviewed the situation arisen due to the ongoing indefinite strike by the Junior Residents of GMC and Associated Hospitals, Jammu.

Later a team of Head of Departments and Medical Superintendent visited the casualty ward to review the security arrangements put in place and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements.

Principal informed that the security system in the other Associated Hospitals like SMGS Hospitals shall also be strengthened on the similar pattern by deploying at least 10 security guards per shift. He has asked all the junior resident doctors of GMC to resume their duties immediately failing which administrative action shall follow under conduct rules.