Two day’s ago over 500 junior doctors of Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu (GMC&H) had gone on an indefinite strike after administration failed to take action against an attendant of a patient who had allegedly assaulted a female resident doctor two days ago. But today Junior Doctors called off their two day’s long strike at the government Medical College, Bakshi Nagar after the assurance of their demands of security in the hospitals by Principal Dr. Ghansham Dev in a meeting with Dr Neeraj Sharma, working president of the junior resident doctors association. Sharma said that doctors will resume their duties within an hour in their respective wards.
The strike by doctors was in response to the negligence by administration over crucial issues of doctor to patient and doctor to bed ratios. The mismatch between thin numbers of doctors and the excessively large number of patients has given rise to similar issues of doctors being manhandled or abused or both in the past as well.
A lady doctor was allegedly manhandled by the family members of a patient. This is why the doctors had responded with a strike to bring the issue to the administration’s notice.
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