In response to the health ministry’s direction, on Monday the major hospitals in Delhi revoked the leave applications of the doctors and consultants, and the doctors who were away from duty were recalled. //
"The situation is really tough for hospitals like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as resident doctors are on an indefinite strike. To keep the momentum of our hospital, we have cancelled all the leave applications and recalled the doctors and consultants on leave," said a top administrator of the AIIMS.
"Junior doctors play a vital role in the normal functioning of the wards but the ongoing strike is certainly affecting the work. We are trying our best not to turn away patients and in past 24 hours, 310 patients have been treated in OPD (out patient department) and emergency wards," the official told IANS, requesting anonymity.
"We have decided that no doctors will be allowed to go on leave till resident doctors are on strike."
Confirming the AIIMS' declaration, health ministry officials said 200 doctors of several major hospitals were recalled to deal with the exigency.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), meanwhile, was not amused by the government's announcement Monday that it will put in place a mechanism to ensure interests of all sections of society, including protesting students.
"We do not agree with the government's version. It's more of a political statement rather than a solution. The statement holds no meaning and we want everything in black and white," said Subhash Aggarwal, working committee member of IMA.
"They should debate the issue with us and give us a concrete solution. Till that time the protest will continue," he told IANS.
"On the one hand we are talking about medical tourism and on the other the government is hell bent to compromise with quality. In such a situation, the country's credibility is going to be affected in a major waPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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