Junior doctors of Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital call for strike, demand resumption of non-COVID services

South India

 One of the major contentions of the students is that lakhs of patients would be benefitted if the hospital resumes non-COVID services.


The Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) at Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad called for a strike and decided to boycott their duties from Wednesday.

They said that their plea to resume Non-Covid services at the state-run teaching hospital was left unattended after several representations to the concerned authorities.

The strike began on Wednesday at 2 pm after JUDA representatives unanimously came to the conclusion that the situation wasn’t changing.

"Despite multiple representations to the concerned authorities regarding resuming of non-covid service at the state-run teaching hospital, there is no change in the situation of residents at Gandhi hospital. We have decided to unanimously boycott our duties and call for a strike in this regard," read a statement from TJUDA.

According to the statement, resuming the non-covid services in the super speciality hospital would help patients suffering from ailments other than Covid-19 and would also do justice to academic of postgraduate students who have suffered for the last seven months due to the pandemic.

They further noted that with 600 resident doctors, 350 interns, 600 nurses and 600 patient care staff being available, the resources are grossly inadequate as the total number of patients admitted is hardly 300 in the hospital.

"Moreover, a huge workforce of a teaching facility, over 600 resident doctors, 350 interns, 600 nurses and 600 patients are currently admitted for covid care at Gandhi Hospital. And in view of the same, Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) can be the new Nodal center for the management of COVID-19 cases, if any," the statement read.

Meanwhile, TJUDA said that the medical duties shall be resumed with immediate effect if non-covid service is resumed at Gandhi Hospital. 


With inputs from ANI

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