Mumbai: Nurses protest against staff shortage at Shatabdi Hospital

After deliberations between hospital authorities, the nurses agreed to return to work, once the authorities ensured that their demands would be taken into consideration

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  • Nurses and medical staff at Kandivali’s Shatabdi Hospital started a protest since 8 a.m. today morning.
  • The nurses and medical employees at the civic-run peripheral hospital began this protest to highlight the shortage of staff at the hospital.

The nurses have said that since there is a shortage of doctors, nurses and lab technicians, there is an increase in work pressure on the existing nurses and medical staff in the hospital.

The workers demanded that the vacant positions must be filled in as soon as possible.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Pradeep Angre, medical superintendent at Shatabdi Hospital, said, “The nurses and medical staff have been protesting since morning. We have spoken to them and are trying to resolve the situation. We have taken their demands into consideration, and the nurses have agreed to resume their work.”

Shatabdi Hospital sees a footfall of around 2,000 odd OPD patients. It is also the hospital which caters to people who have been victims of rail accidents on the Western Railway (WR) line.

But, due to the shortage in staff the injured persons are given primary treatment and are then transferred to other major civic-run hospitals such as Sion Hospital or KEM Hospital.