Indore: After medical services in Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital remained hit since Monday night due to strike by junior doctors over fight with a patient’s kin, services at the state’s biggest government-run hospital resumed on Tuesday evening following calling off the strike.
The enraged junior doctors, who struck down work at the hospital for hours on Monday to protest manhandling of a colleague by unruly family members of a patient in orthopaedic unit over using the hospital lift and continued to abstain from work till Tuesday evening, withdrew their strike after MYH administration agreed to their demand of lodging police complaint against the accused.
“Apart from tightening security at the hospital, we demanded the hospital administration to intervene into the matter and lodge a complaint against the accused on their behalf,” secretary of Junior Doctors’ Association, Dr Sonu Patidar said. “Every time after such incidents, junior doctors have to lodge complain; but as the incident took place in the hospital and that too with a doctor on duty, we wanted the hospital administration to take action and lodge a complaint this time, as it too was party to the suffering we had,” he said. Relenting to the ire of doctors, hospital administration sent a letter to Sanyogitaganj police station in the incident, requesting the police to lodge a formal complaint against the accused.
Upon request, police have lodged a case against the patient’s kin Gaurav, son of Jagdish under IPC section 323, 332, 506 and Doctors’ Protection Act. Meanwhile, patients admitted in the hospital had to brave a tough time in getting regular check-up and medication, as no doctors were present in their wards due to the strike. Services at OPD too were badly hit, forcing several patients to leave without treatment.