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LNJP doctors call off strike as govt agrees to their demands

first_imgNew Delhi: Patients at the Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital faced hardship as doctors at the facility went on strike on Monday over an alleged assault on a postgraduate medical student by a patient’s attendant, demanding adequate security.Resident doctors did not work in both regular and emergency wards, affecting patients at the biggest Delhi government-run hospital, Medical Superintendent Kishore Singh said. The strike was called off in the evening as the government agreed to their demands. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”We have immediately agreed to their demand of deployment of marshalls in the hospital, including in emergency ward. Other demands like installation of CCTV cameras at other places, we are looking into those aspects, and areas are being identified,” Delhi Health Secretary Sanjeev Khirwar said. As many as 48 marshalls will be deployed eventually, 16 in each of the three shifts across the hospital campus, he said. CCTV cameras are already installed at some places in the hospital and 10 of the marshalls were deployed Monday. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderResident Doctors’ Association (RDA) representatives and hospital authorities had met Delhi Health Secretary in the afternoon. Earlier in the day, the RDA of the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital claimed the stir was triggered by an alleged assault on a third-year postgraduate student of Maulana Azad Medical College, who was on duty last night in the emergency department, around 11 pm. “A patient was brought to the ER department and later died of some complications. An attendant then assaulted a person on duty, who is a third-year student of MD at the college,” RDA president Saiket Jena alleged. “In the last few days, several such incidents of attack on doctors have taken place in the hospital premises. So, we have gone on a strike,” he said in the morning.last_img

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