Telangana Medicos Express Solidarity With Striking Doctors

AIIMS doctors protesting in Delhi - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: After the brutal attack on doctors and interns in Kolkata by patient's kin, senior doctors and medicos from teaching hospitals in Hyderabad and across districts on Friday joined the All India Protest Day call by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Doctors began protest march at 9.30 am at three major teaching hospitals - Gandhi Hospital, Osmania General Hospital and Niloufer Hospital. Other than them, Resident Doctors Association of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) also participated in the protest call and also took out a peaceful rally inside the NIMS hospital.

Several resident doctors at NIMS wore red-stained bandages on their heads as a symbolic protest. Few also wore helmets to protest.

The NIMS Resident Doctors, Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) and Telangana State Government Doctors Association (TGDA) have asked the state health department to ensure security for doctors.

The protests erupted on Tuesday morning in Kolkata's state-run NRS Hospital bringing the regular services to a standstill, after a junior doctor was allegedly beaten up by the kin of a 75-year-old patient who died there late on Monday night.

The family members of the deceased patient alleged medical negligence. An intern named Paribaha Mukherjee sustained a serious skull injury in the attack and has been admitted in the intensive care unit of the Institute of Neurosciences in Kolkata's Park Circus area.


Meanwhile, condemning the violence in Bengal, the AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) has also urged all the RDAs across the country to join the token strike.

"There is a complete breakdown of law and order, with reports of mobs attacking doctor hostels with weapons. The government has failed to provide protection and justice to doctors.

"The AIIMS RDA condemns this in words and in spirit. Residents across the country are deeply hurt by these turn of events," the RDA said in a statement.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has asked members of all its state branches to stage protests and wear black badges on Friday.


Medicos, affiliated to Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), stopped attending to patients in all the 26 government hospitals in the state simultaneously on Friday.

MARD General Secretary Deepak Mundhe told IANS the doctors will keep off all routine duties between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and the hospital administration has been informed to ensure all other services are not hampered or patients inconvenienced.

A large number of doctors gathered outside the KEM Hospital with banners, posters and placards to express solidarity with the doctors who were assaulted in Kolkata.

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