Times of India | 5 days ago | 05-08-2022 | 08:39 am
Aurangabad: A day after boycotting their work to protest the assault on one of their colleagues, resident doctors at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here resumed their work on Thursday morning.Dr Shirish Phadnis, vice-president of the Aurangabad chapter of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) said GMCH administration has initiated steps for improving the safety of doctors on duty.“In response to our demand, the authorities have introduced one entry-one exit at the Causality department. The process of issuing passes to visitors is also getting introduced in a phased manner,” he said. Around 350 resident doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here struck work on Wednesday following an attack on one of the doctors by the relative of a patient. While the strike partly affected health services at the state-run institution, agitating doctors have demanded an overhaul of the security system at the hospital, including effective check on the movement of visitors in the casualty and other key departments. Dr Shirish Phadnis, vice-president, Aurangabad chapter of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors , said the patient’s younger brother attacked the doctor at the department of surgery in the wee hours on Wednesday. e patient was drunk and had received a head injury. He was attended to as per medical protocol and needed intubation as his health was worsening. His younger brother became agitated when he saw the patient being intubated and attacked a resident doctor and other health staff,” Phadnis said.According to the MARD, the doctor who was attacked suffered a serious injury on the right eyebrow and needed stitches. MARD office-bearers said an offence had been registered with the Begampura police station.