Shimla: About 220 resident doctors at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here are going to be on an indefinite strike from today. The Resident Doctors Association has called for a strike until police is able to nab people responsible in beating up a fellow doctor.
Owing to the strike OPD, Operation Theaters and other medical facilities in the hospital will be gravely hampered. Though, hospital management has arranged for 170 consultants who will be on duty in absence of the resident doctors.
Rajinder Sood also said “the Association will hold a meeting and will make next strategy”, he also stated that “management should take strict action to curb such happenings in the future.”
Superintendent of Police Abhishek Dular said “the police wasn’t informed in time by IGMC, yet police is making sincere efforts to arrest the attackers.”
Thus far, police hasn’t really got a real clue to who are involved in the incident; however police has managed to get a phone number of one of the suspects who has been sent for. The victim doctor will be called in for identification once the suspect reports.
On the other hand, Resident Doctors Association president Dr Rajiv Chauhan has firmly asserted that the resident doctors will be on strike until police is able to arrest all those responsible in beating their colleague.
Senior Medical Superintendent Dr. Ramesh has assured that patients coming to IGMC will have no problem because of the strike. To make sure things go on in routine, 170 consultants and other support staff will be on duty.