Hyderabad: Junior doctors continue to protest at Gandhi Hospital

Junior doctors continue to protest at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad
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Junior doctors continue to protest at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad
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Junior doctors at Gandhi Hospital continued the strike on Thursday which started after an alleged attack on a doctor by a relative of a COVID-19 patient.

Junior doctors at Gandhi Hospital continued the strike on Thursday which started after an alleged attack on a doctor by a relative of a COVID-19 patient. They submitted a letter to hospital superintendent Dr M Raja Rao about the strike continuation.

The Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) said in the letter said that they will continue to strike at Gandhi Hospital as their demands were not agreed on by the health minister Eatala Rajender. The letter further stated that there is no resumption of duty until their demands are fulfilled. Due to the rise in the cases, the doctors demanded more patient care workers and also security to them. The doctors said that there are only six patient care workers working both shifts. There is a need for 10 patient care workers for each shift of the day, they added.

"The pandemic could not be fought by just being provided with beds and hospitals, there should also be manpower to take care of the patients. The doctor only treats a patient but gets blamed for the failure of every other aspect of the hospital," said Dr Ritesh, a junior doctor working in the COVID-19 ICU ward.

The doctors staged the protest inside the hospital campus by boycotting their elective and regular duties at all the coronavirus patient wards at Gandhi Hospital.

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