City Reports

SMS Hospital resident doctors call off strike, resume work

A meeting was held with the administration of SMS medical college and the decision to end the strike was taken. All the residents resumed the work on Thursday.

March 14, 2019, 6:17 pm

resident doctors strike at sms jaipur

Several patients at SMS hospital in Jaipur were stranded due to the strike of resident doctors.

Jaipur: In a relief to the patients, the three-day long strike of resident doctors at Sawai Man Singh Hospital (SMSH) in Jaipur finally ended on Thursday noon. A meeting was held with the administration of SMS medical college and the decision to end the strike was taken. All the residents resumed the work on Thursday. Also, another decision was taken in the meeting to form a special committee in regard to the negligence of head of Kanwatia hospital in Jaipur towards the case. The committee after proper investigation will take further action on the matter, said, officials. Protestors demanded to remove the head of Kanwatia hospital from his post due to the case of woman doctor being thrashed on Monday. Officials tried to convince the protestors for the past three days but in vain. Resident doctors called off the strike when few of their demands were met on Thursday. According to the reports, a woman resident doctor at Kanwantia hospital was allegedly beaten up late on Monday. After the incident, the resident doctors of SMS medical college raised a question mark on the lack of security for resident doctors. The resident doctors in all government hospitals of the city demanded proper security measures for the doctors and police action against the manhandling with the woman resident doctor. The hospital and medical college authorities tried to convince the doctors against the strike and asked them to resume work. The strike went for three days in which around 1500 residents boycotted work on Monday. Several patients at SMS hospital in Jaipur were stranded due to the strike of resident doctors.

First published: March 14, 2019
Click on the following link(s) to find the latest & related stories on: