AIIMs doctors join the pan-India strike today
Earlier decided to stay away keeping patients’ care center
Doctors of AIIMS, New Delhi has again joined all India doctors protest after an emergency GBM of the Resident Doctors Association (RDA), AIIMS held in the early morning. The GBM is called following one more similar incident of violence against a junior resident doctor took place at the emergency department of Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS around 1:00 A.M. today.
It’s only yesterday when doctors of AIIMS, New Delhi has decided for the welfare of patients to withdraw the strike call for Monday and to support it symbolically by doing a protest march in front of Jawaharlal Auditorium, AIIMS on today morning from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and to resume their duties afterward so that hospital services not get disrupted. But after today’s early morning mishap, it is felt that such kind of life-threatening incidents are becoming a trend
and it is crucial to ensure doctors’ safety. Therefore, RDA announced to withdraw elective services from 12:00 noon today to till 6:00 A.M. on 18-06-19, so that administration has the adequate time to make the necessary alternative arrangement for patients’ services. However, emergency services including Casualty, ICU and Labour Room are exempted.
It is really sad that these days number of such kind of unfortunate incidents of conflicts and thrashing of patient or their relatives with doctors are rising. These incidents has enough to discourage the doctors and hospitals to take critical cases and it is not a good sign for any healthcare system. Life-saviour hand should be strong, not be shivering. People are making it trend to fight and alleged doctor over a mishappening with their patient. This is understood that, it is a gloomy moment for family and relatives but this has to be understand that it is neither a desirable moment for doctors too. They are doing their best to treat a patient but still if someone has doubt about the process of treatment adopted by the doctor or hospital, can complaint about it to the State Medical Council or file complaint in the State Consumer Court.