Doctors, faculty members, and other staff at AIIMS have decided to continue with their strike for another 24 hours//.
The governments order on relieving the Director of AIIMS Dr.P Venugopal has raised a feeling of disappointment within the faculty, doctors, and other staff members of the premier institute and also from various leading hospitals from across the state and nation. Meanwhile one representative each from the Faculty Association, Resident Doctor Association, Students Union, and Society for Young Scientists have begun an indefinite hunger strike at the institute.
It was reported that the medical services have been disrupted in other hospitals in Delhi too as institutes like, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Maulana Azad Medical College, and Lady Hardinge Medical College joined the agitation. The faculty at AIIMS are receiving letters of support from hospitals across India. The doctors in AIIMS are planning to review the situation daily.
The Vice-President of the Faculty Association Dr Binod Khaitan said, “We will soon draw a plan so that the patients do not suffer. While indoor patients continue to get treatment, we will have a core group meeting tomorrow and decide on setting up parallel OPD’s. We may start them from Saturday.” The agitators have named their protests as ‘Save the AIIMS’. It was sadly reported that patients continued to suffer for a second day in a row with the services at AIIMS being paralysed. Angry relatives of some patients tried to break down the main emergency door.
The agitators and supporting doctors from all over the country feel that there is too much of interference by politicians and bureaucrats, which could set off the collapse of many time-honoured centres of excellence. A senior faculty member at SGPGIMS said, “The centres of excellence like AIIMS, all the PGIs, IIMs, IITs should be insulated from political and bureaucratic interference. ThePage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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