While tensions gripped Osmania Medical College affiliated hospitals with almost 40 junior doctors turning positive for the novel coronavirus, Director of Medical Education on Thursday issued a crucial decision. In a circular which came as a relief to the PG doctors, interns, paramedical and outsourced employees working on the frontline, DME asked the hospital administration to divide the staff into two batches.
In the line of the instructions issued, the two batches will work on a rotational basis and will be sent for a seven-day period quarantine after their duty is over. Also, the doctors working on shift will not be permitted to take leaves in the view of staff crunch.
Followed by the continuous demands of Telangana-Junior Doctors Association (T-JUDA) over the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Junior Doctors’ Association and Resident Doctors’ Association met with Health Minister Eatala Rajender after which the crucial decision was taken.