Delhi: LNJP doctors call off strike

Last Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 22:18

New Delhi: LNJP doctors, who had gone on an indefinite strike to protest the assualt on a female medical student, on Monday called off their stir following an assurance from authorities that security measures in the hospital premises will be improved.

Emergency services were crippled at the Lok Naik Jai Prakash hospital for over 24 hours since yesterday afternoon when nearly 500 resident doctors went on an indefinite strike after a girl medical student with the hospital was slapped by a patient`s mother.

This was the second such attack in a row as a team of four doctors was assaulted last Friday when it tried to save a teenager with an intestinal disorder by providing her CPR.

"We called off our strike at 4.30 pm today after we were convinced about good security measures assured to us by the Principal Secretary Health and our Medical Superintendent. Along with improved security, we have chalked out a protocol where different individuals will take responsibility of legal actions to be taken if any such incident happens in future," Dr Anurag Mishra, president of LNJP Resident Doctors Association, said.

"Authorities have assured us that the number of guards including women guards will be increased, one patient one relative system will be enforced and the number of CCTV cameras will be increased," Dr Vinay Agarwal, another member of the RDA said.

"Hoarding containing details of Delhi Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act, 2008 will be put in different places in the hospital. This will be done to educate patients relatives on legal actions they might encounter if they misbehave with any medico," he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 22:18

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