Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Leading Indian Newspaper reports the demand of security by Doctors

From the leading newspaper-The Hindu
Doctors demand security
Resident doctors at Lady Hardinge Medical College here have written to the Medical Superintendent demanding adequate security for doctors.
The letter comes in the wake of yet another incident of a patient's relative threatening an on-duty doctor at the hospital. "On March 13 around 10-30 p.m., Kalawati Saran Children Hospital's Paediatric-ICU was held hostage by a patient's relative with a gun in his hand threatening to shoot in case his already stable child was shifted from the ICU to the ward. This hostage drama paralysed routine work for about an hour and prevented emergency services. Agitated resident doctors complained to the police in the night but no action was taken. In the morning, doctors talked to the Medical Superintendent who forwarded the complaint to the police,'' said a member of the Resident Doctors' Association of the hospital on Tuesday.
"We are demanding that immediate action be taken against the culprit and that he be charged with attempt to murder. We are also demanding formation of a campus security council. A beat constable should be available round the clock on the campus,'' said the president of the Resident Doctors' Association of the hospital, Sumer Kumar Sethi.

2 comments:

Dr.Subrahmanyam Karuturi said...

These barbaric acts should be condemned.

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