Resident doctors end strike in Jaipur

Resident doctors of government hospitals here ended their two-day strike today over the alleged assault on a colleague by a patient`s family members after authorities assured them of adequate security.

Updated: May 24, 2010, 19:02 PM IST

Jaipur: Resident doctors of government
hospitals here ended their two-day strike today over the
alleged assault on a colleague by a patient`s family members
after authorities assured them of adequate security.

Medical services were crippled in the four hospitals
since Saturday due to the stir by nearly 300 doctors who were
also demanding arrest of those who assaulted the medico.

"We have called off the strike and rejoined duty this
afternoon," Rajvendra Choudhary, General Secretary of Jaipur
Association of Resident Doctors, said.

He said the decision was taken after meetings with
the patient`s family and hospital administration.

"Both the parties (doctors and family members) have
agreed to take back the police cases registered against each
other," he said.

Choudhary said that hospital administration has
assured the doctors of adequate security and of fixing
responsibility on senior doctors in critical cases.

"Though residents take care of the patients day and
night but senior doctors are obviously experienced so during
odd hours they must visit patients, who are in critical
condition, if resident on duty calls him," he said.

Narpat Singh, Superintendent of SMS hospital, said
that security in the hospitals will be strengthen and it will
be ensured that senior doctors do not avoid critical cases
at any point of time.

"Though seniors attend critical cases during odd hours
too, compliance of existing directive in this regard will be
made more strict," he said.

The doctors of SMS hospital, J K.Lone hospital,
Janana hospital and Mahil Chikitsalaya were on strike since
Saturday morning after family members of a new born girl, who
died Friday night in Janana hospital, allegedly assaulted a
resident doctor.

PTI