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AIIMS doctors' strike leaves patients stranded

July 06, 2006 13:18 IST

Doctors and faculty members of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences continued to protest against the dismissal of Director Dr P Venugopal, and all services in the premier hospital, including emergency, were hit.

The 17-member apex body of the hospital, headed by Union Health Minister A Ramadoss, recommended Dr Venugopal's removal for violating the hospital's code of conduct.

Doctors of Maulana Azad Medical College and the Lok Nayak Jayprakash Hospital also announced a 24-hour strike beginning 9:30 am.

However, emergency and casualty services at these two hospitals are functioning while OPD services remained shut.

While no new patients were being admitted at the AIIMS, several people faced hardship in getting timely treatment.

A number of patients were being referred to the neighbouring Safdarjang Hospital.

A 35-year-old heart patient died at the AIIMS on Wednesday after doctors refused to take him in. The patient died on way to Safdarjung Hospital.


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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: Sack job and degree from such hooligans!

Well, although big things are spoken and read by the so called "enlightened" about "positive thinking" etc, these days, displaying their pride on their "modern ...

Posted by B.Gautam

Sub: Stop implementing wrong policies for the sake of poor people

Its true that poor people are suffering, but who is responsible for this? It all started with caste-war and Dr Venugopal's sacking was also part ...

Posted by sarita

Sub: ''Who is at the receiving end?''

Who is being affected finally - innocent people - who deserve treatment. It is not making any difference to govt., they will keep arguing, doctors ...

Posted by Sumit Arya

Sub: 'strike' at AIIMS, New Delhi

Sir, it is a pity that during ALL such work stoppages due to whatever be the reason we doctors forget the needs of the poor ...

Posted by Dr.V.R.Ramanan



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