Demanding better services to serve the patients, junior doctors at the state-run Osmania General Hospital boycotted OPD, elective surgeries and ward duties on Tuesday.
Calling for a strike from Wednesday, over 200 JUDAs raised concerns over the issue of Elective Operating Theatres, Post Operative Ward and Wards for Elective Admissions not functioning properly.
“Our issues regarding operation theatres, wards, fully equipped ASC, and post-operative wards are still left unresolved. We are forced to go on strike, boycotting OPDs, elective surgeries and ward duties from 9 September 2020 until our demands are met,” read the statement released by the Osmania Telangana Junior Doctors Association to the management on Wednesday.
Responding to the strike announcement, Hospital Superintendent Dr B Nagender said all the measures were being taken in the line of the government instructions. “Despite PGs boycotting duties we have taken measures to avoid inconvenience to patients and have taken steps to ensure that OP services continue as usual,” he added.
Superintendent also stated that the hospital administration is discussing the issue with the medical students to solve the problem while senior doctors, professors, assistant professors and associate professors would continue to attend patients.