The civic-administration has taken the decision to allow the doctor’s representatives to attend the hospital meetings. The major civic hospital in Mumbai are Nair, KEM, Sion, Cooper, and Shatabdi Hospital.
The resident doctors can now put-forth their concerns and demands in the meetings with the dean and the other senior doctors.
Earlier on the senior doctors and the Head of the Departments (HOD) used to attend the meetings.
Soon, the members of the Maharashtra Resident doctors Association (MARD) will be able to attend the monthly review meetings of the hospital administration. The decision has been taken in a meeting which concluded on Monday 25, with the civic-administration.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital said, “Yes the decision has been taken to allow the members of the resident doctors association to attend the meeting.”
Dr Supe further said, “This will help us to be lines of communication with the resident doctors and we will get to know about their demands and concerns.”
Dr Lokeshkumar Chitwarkar, President of Maharashtra Resident Doctor’s Association, said, “We had a meeting with the health administration of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on various issues. The administration has accepted our demand to allow us to attend the monthly meeting of the hospital. We have also raised the demand for the hike in the remuneration and pregnancy leave. The administration is yet to take a decision on it.”
Dr Chitwarkar added, “Now, we will be a part of a monthly meeting. This platform will give us to voice our concerns and the issues with the hospital administration.”