Odisha SCB medicos' stir enters second day

The cease work by junior doctors and house surgeons of SCB Medical College and Hospital here entered second day on Tuesday.

Published: 29th March 2017 05:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2017 05:48 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CUTTACK: The cease work by junior doctors and house surgeons of SCB Medical College and Hospital here entered second day on Tuesday.

Protesting attack on one of their colleagues by attendants of a patient, the medicos are on cease work since Monday night demanding stringent action against the accused, adequate protection and strengthening of security system.

Though SCB authorities had convened a meeting with the agitating doctors over the issue, it ended in a stalemate.

SCB authorities have decided to restrict entry of multiple attendants of patients into wards. Entry passes will be provided for maximum two attendants of a patient.  

Meanwhile, Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) of SCB joined the agitation from Tuesday afternoon.
Health services were greatly affected at Casualty, emergency and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital due to the strike.

However, SCB Superintendent Shyama Kanungo said emergency health services have not been affected. "Senior doctors are managing the hospital and efforts are on to persuade the medicos to call off their strike,’’ she said.

On the day, Mangalabag police detained Prasant Mohanty,  son of deceased patient Malati Mohanty and one of the accused who assaulted Dr Samir Ranjan Behera. After death of Malati in Pulmonary Medicine ward, her attendants had manhandled and assaulted Dr Behera alleging negligence in treatment.

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