Safdarjung Hospital doctors on indefinite strike
The resident doctors of Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi are holding an indefinite period strike. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Around 1,500 resident doctors of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi went on a strike for an indefinite period on Wednesday.
The doctors called the strike after one of their colleagues was allegedly manhandled by a patient's attendants in the hospital's Out Patient Department (OPD).
“Around 2:30 in the afternoon, a patient assaulted a doctor alleging that his treatment was being delayed by the doctor. Such incidents are not new to us. Earlier also we witnessed such violence. Our security should be increased to check such attacks. We will go for indefinite strike till our demands are fulfilled,” Dheer Singh, president of Safdarjung resident doctors, told ANI.
Singh also added that an FIR was also filed in this regard.
The strike, affecting many patients, had also disrupted the emergency services as several patients were asked to return from the emergency gate without being treated.