‘Provide us with security, or allow us to use guns,’ demand MARD resident doctors

About 10 to 15 relatives and friends of a middle-aged woman who died at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College (IGGMC), Nagpur on the morning of Wednesday, January 16 created a ruckus

‘Provide us with security, or allow us to use guns,’ demand MARD resident doctors

They broke the window glasses of Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and engaged in verbal abuse. They also hit the attendant who came for help of resident doctors on duty.

Few days before, some people entered casualty of IGGMC Nagpur with swords in their hands.

This is a serious breach of security on part of the administration. There is no effective pass system and alarm system in the hospital premises. This is in violation of the directives of the Bombay High Court.

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Since one and a half year, we are pleading for security and this is the scenario after so many months.

We cannot wait for the day where someone would kill us with weapons they have and the administration will remain a mute spectator.

We ask the government to provide us security as per the Bombay High Court’s directive or else give a licensed gun to resident doctors rather than the security personnel, we will protect ourselves.

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Central MARD calls for one day non-cooperation movement at IGGMC Nagpur to bring the deaf administration to hear our plea.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lokeshkumar Chirwatkar, President of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), “Such incidents of violence regularly occur at Nagpur’s Indira Gandhi Government Medical College. Also, this hospital does not have a pass system or alarm system in place. That is why the issue of doctor’s security has come to the fore. To protect ourselves, we have asked the government to provide us with security or allow acquire a licensed gun. Apart from this we have decided not to work on Saturday, in response to this act of violence.”

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