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Long queues at SMS Hospital in Jaipur as resident doctors go on strike

Long queues of patients were witnessed at SMS Hospital and other hospitals including JK Lon in the city after the doctors went on a strike. They however said it was a not strike, but they were boycotting work. Services in the OPD were affected and surgeries were postponed due to the strike.

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November 21, 2018 6:10 pm

Long queues of patients at SMS Hospital due to strike.

Jaipur: Resident doctors boycotted work at SMS Hospital in Jaipur in protest of police action against a resident doctor at Janana Hospital affiliated with JLN Medical College in Ajmer.

Long queues of patients were witnessed at SMS Hospital and other hospitals including JK Lon in the city after the doctors went on a strike. They however said it was a not strike, but they were boycotting work. Services in the OPD were affected and surgeries were postponed due to the strike.

The patients kept waiting for senior doctors to arrive in the ICU as well as wards for medicines and prescriptions. Senior doctors were roped in to attend the patients, but the arrangements were not enough. Sources said that more than 100 surgeries were postponed on Wednesday.

The situation might become worse on Thursday as it would be a working day. It was a holiday on Wednesday, so the OPD was functional for only two hours between 9 am and 11 pm. The patient footfall may increase on Thursday.

The hospital administration claimed that they would make necessary arrangements so that medical services are not affected.

The resident doctors are protesting against police action against a resident doctor of JLN Medical College in Ajmer.

First published: November 21, 2018
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