Senior resident doctors at GMCH-32 went on a mass leave today to protest against excessive workload. As a result patients had to face a tough time, though hospital authorities denied any effect on normal working.
Senior resident doctors of Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 went on a one day mass leave on Tuesday to protest against excessive workload. They alleged that there has been no fresh recruitment of senior resident doctors in the hospital. Though around three months back the Chandigarh Administration had selected 86 resident doctors, appointment letters have not been issued as yet. Of the total 150 seats for senior resident doctors at GMCH, only 60 are deputed.
Due to the strike, the operations in the emergency were not performed till 2.30 pm, while only one/third of the general operations could take place.
Hospital authorities, however, denied that the strike had affected the work at the health institute. GMCH Medical Superintendent Dr Vipin Kaushal also claimed that appointment letters to the selected senior residents have been sent.
[smartads]However, because of the tussle between the doctors and the hospital authorities, its patients who are at the receiving end.
The resident doctors are considered a lifeline of any super specialty. So there absence from the duty has paralyzed the services in the entire hospital.
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