Telangana doctors join nationwide strike today

Telangana doctors join nationwide strike today
Highlights

  • Patients may face delay and cancellation of appointments at several hospitals due to the strike
  • Senior doctors, assistant professors and head of the departments will be pressed into service

Hundreds of doctors across the state will join nationwide strike today called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Following the strike, patients may face delay and cancellation of appointments at several hospitals. However, services may be continued at private hospitals but the number of doctors available may be less.

Predicting a huge impact of the strike, all the superintendents of the government hospitals have been directed to be alert to handle the crisis.

The entire medical fraternity called on the strike with repeated incidents of doctors being attacked across the country. Medical education director K Ramesh Reddy said that though the healthcare services will get affected, emergency and inpatient services will be running in government hospitals.

Senior doctors, assistant professors and head of the departments will be pressed into service, it is learned.

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