Doctors stir to hit OP services today

Doctors stir to hit OP services today

IMA call to protest attack on Kolkata doctors

Hyderabad: In response to the call given by the Indian Medical Association, several hospitals, both private and government, would boycott out-patient (OP) duties for 24 hours from Monday morning.

The medical fraternity in Telangana has decided to stop OP services for 24 hours from 6 am on Monday till 6 am on Tuesday as per the call given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) national unit to express solidarity with striking doctors in West Bengal.

According to IMA Telangana secretary Dr Sanjeev Singh Yadav, all private hospitals and nursing homes, clinics and doctors from state-run hospitals have decided to participate in the stir. He, however, said that there would be no disruption of in-patient and emergency services, which would function as usual.

Dr Sanjeev Singh stated that all doctors wanted was their own safety and no political interference in functioning while they strive to extend best health services to the public.

He said they have been demanding for enacting a legislation to protect the doctors and the hospitals from the attacks of the relatives and family members of the patients.

He said doctors need uniform rules in the country to stop attacks on the hospitals and doctors. He strongly condemned the attack on a hospital and two doctors in Kolkata.

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