Medical Services Hit as 20,000 Resident Doctors in Delhi go on Strike

The doctors, under the banner of the Federation Of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), refused to resume work till their demands were met.

Published: 22nd June 2015 04:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2015 06:31 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Over 20,000 resident doctors in 25 Delhi government hospitals on Monday went on strike demanding increased security and life-saving drugs at the hospitals.

The doctors, under the banner of the Federation Of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), refused to resume work till their demands were met.

Read More: Doctors' Demands Genuine, Should Have Been Addressed Earlier: Kejriwal

                      Congress Backs Striking Doctors, Asks Delhi Government to Address Issues

FORDA is an association of 25 Delhi-based government hospitals.

Doctors went on strike in February too, after which Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain assured them better working conditions.

"We are not going to end our strike until all our demands are met. Each time we are given assurances and asked to end our strike. This time we won't do that," FORDA president Pankaj Solanki told IANS.

He said faculty members and senior doctors were taking care of patients and dealing with emergency cases.

FORDA had in February urged union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to address the issues related to security in the city's government hospitals.

The letter was written after four incidents of physical assault by kin of patients at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital.

The striking doctors said pick-pockets and thieves roamed unchecked in hospital premises, stealing patients' belongings and cash.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp