Jaipur: Private hospitals in Jaipur will remain closed indefinitely in protest of the alleged attack on Dr Ajay Bansal, the owner of Bansal Hospital. After a meeting in the afternoon on Saturday, the doctors decided to continue with the strike until their demands are met, representatives of medical organizations told The PinkCity Post.
Update: Private hospitals, government hospitals and medical shops decided to go on strike on Saturday (May 27). Click on the link below to know more:
Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Society secretary Dr Vijay Kapoor said that they have two primary demands.
“The first and foremost demand is that the police should immediately arrest those involved in the attack. An FIR had been registered in this regard, but no action has been taken,” said Kapoor.
Another demand was that the government should pass, introduce and strictly implement the bill for the protection of duty bound doctors in Rajasthan, he said.
Kapoor said that doctors were handing over a memorandum to the police commissioner office.
“We would take out a protest rally from Statue Circle on Sunday. The doctors would hand over memorandum to the chief minister Vasundhara Raje,” said Kapoor.
Kapoor claimed that all the private hospitals were closed.
“The emergency wards of corporate hospitals in the city will be kept open, but outdoors will remain closed there as well,” he said.
Many hospitals were, however, partially open. OPD and emergency wards were fully operational at Fortis Escrots Hospital in Jaipur.
The news of the strike by private hospitals caused excessive patient load on government hospitals.
The decision to close the private hospitals was taken by various medical organizations after the wards of a patient allegedly attacked Dr Ajay Basal on Friday evening.
The city police booked Bansal hospital doctors for negligence and also registered an FIR against the family members allegedly involved in the attack on Ajay Bansal.
One Ratanlal Saini, resident of Tonk Phatak in Adarsh Nagar area, was admitted in the hospital after he complained of chest pain. He died while undergoing treatment. The doctors alleged the family members went on rampage in the hospital and attacked Bansal with sharp-edged objects.
Bansal sustained serious head injuries and got nearly 45 stiches. He was also attacked on the chest.
He was rushed to SMS Hospital where doctors said his condition was out of danger.
The police have registered an FIR and said that an investigation has been launched.
More than 400 doctors blocked Tonk Roda till 10.35 pm. Senior police officers arrived at the scene and tried to placate the agitating doctors, but they didn’t budget. When the police assured them of arresting the accused immediately, they finally cleared the road block.
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