Hyderabad: Osmania hospital junior doctors call off strike after assurances

Written by Rahul V Pisharody
| Hyderabad |

September 13, 2020 9:54:58 am

The Osmania General Hospital is Telangana’s apex tertiary care hospital, and presently, the one non-COVID care hospital within the state capital. (Express picture by Rahul V Pisharody)

The junior doctors at Hyderabad’s Osmania General Hospital known as off their strike after the administration assured them that their infrastructural calls for can be met earlier than September 19.

Nearly 200 doctors at Telangana’s solely non-COVID apex tertiary care heart have been boycotting companies since September 8. They had raised points over authorities’ lackadaisical angle in direction of the hospital’s crumbling and insufficient infrastructure, in addition to overcrowding.

Hospital Superintendent B. Nagender stated the administration is doing their finest to accommodate the calls for of the doctors. “This is only a temporary solution to the problems. A permanent solution may take one more month. We cannot have the doctors stay away from duties for long,” he informed indianexpress.com

“As part of the rearrangement, we have allocated one of the two rooms in the Neurosurgery OT for elective orthopedics cases. The Plastic Surgery OT will give 3 operation tables for elective General Surgery cases. The extension of the post-operative ward will be used as a female cardiology ward and female cardiology patients will be clubbed to female cardiothoracic patients. Meanwhile, General Wards for both male and female Surgery will be allocated with the facilities available,” he stated. “I want to reiterate that we do not have any additional space.”

A brand new constructing, that was meant to be a shelter for attendants, will now be readied for ample operation theaters, he added. One of the important thing calls for of the junior doctors has been the segregation of sufferers of the post-operative ward, basic medication, and orthopedics who’re all housed collectively in a make-shift corridor.

The superintendent stated: “I have formed a professor’s committee with representatives of junior doctors association for rationalizing of patients for allowing beds. This may take a few days.” When requested concerning the centralized oxygen provide line and set up of latest portals, he stated the work is in progress and make take per week extra.

Dr. P Rohith, president, Osmania Junior Doctors’ Association, stated that the doctors will boycott their companies once more if there’s no change inside per week. “Our strike is suspended temporarily only because of the assurance from the superintendent. If there is no change after a week, we will boycott our services again,” he stated.

According to him, the hospital administration has additionally promised to arrange a 100-bed ward for basic surgical procedure sufferers inside per week by rearranging the prevailing house within the Quli Qutb Shah block. “Regarding our demand for basic amenities like spirit, bandages, etc Dr. Akhilesh and I have been made coordinators to discuss the requirement with the administration,” he added.

The junior doctors of basic surgical procedure and orthopedics departments have been boycotting the elective surgical procedures, out-patient duties, and ward duties. On September 10, they staged a mock surgical procedure to showcase the scenario as a result of lack of kit or infrastructure. The subsequent day, they continued the strike sporting black badges, adopted by gherao of the superintendent’s workplace on Saturday.

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