The medical services at India’s premier institute, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), have hit badly as resident doctors have gone on an indefinite strike since Thursday evening.
The resident doctors alleged that on Wednesday one of their colleagues was allegedly slapped by a senior faculty member.
In a notice issued by the Resident Doctor Association, the doctors say, we have no option but to preserve our self-respect and to stop working.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Harjit Singh Bhati, President of AIIMS resident doctors union, said, “While taking a round in the hospital, a junior doctor’s phone rang, suddenly a senior faculty slapped him. If the senior doctor stays in the hospital, he will repeat this again. So we want him to resign.”
Considering the doctors’ strike, the AIIMS management has instituted the contingency measures to take care of admitted and ICU patients so that the patients do get the proper medical care.