| Pune |Printed: July 28, 2020 4:38:35 am
Medical doctors and workers of YCM Hospital protest on Monday. (Photograph: Rajesh Stephan)
After three alleged assaults on medical doctors and nurses at civic-run YCM Hospital, a devoted Covid hospital in Pimpri, the medical workers on the hospital staged demonstrations on Monday, demanding stringent safety measures.
The PCMC administration additionally directed submitting of an FIR towards a corporator and motion towards sufferers’ family who allegedly created ruckus on the hospital after dying of the sufferers.
Almost 100 medical doctors held the protest for practically three hours. They stated solely off-duty medical doctors held demonstrations and medical companies on the hospital weren’t affected.
In a span of lower than 24 hours on Sunday, medical doctors and nurses have been allegedly abused and threatened thrice. The primary two of the three incidents occurred on Sunday morning and within the afternoon. Within the first incident, the medical workers needed to lock themselves up in a room to flee the mob’s fury.
The third incident occurred at round 11 pm, when BJP corporator Sandeep Waghere from Pimprigaon reached the hospital and allegedly had a verbal argument with the medical doctors on responsibility. The medical doctors alleged that he additionally tried to beat them up, however they fled the spot.
When contacted, Waghere stated he had an argument with medical doctors over the dying of an aged citizen attributable to their “negligence”. However he denied that he both abused or tried to beat up the medical doctors. “The whole day, I used to be in contact with the medical doctors, requesting them to offer an ICU mattress for a affected person from my ward. I had additionally made plasma obtainable to them for the affected person. They saved promising that they may present ICU facility, however didn’t accomplish that,” stated the corporator.
Nevertheless, Waghere stated when he reached the hospital ward round 11 pm, he discovered the affected person mendacity immobile. “I requested the physician, they stated they may shift the affected person to the ICU within the subsequent 10 minutes. Nevertheless, different sufferers within the ward stated the aged affected person had handed away an hour in the past… This confirmed that the medical doctors weren’t even conscious of the situation of the affected person. After this, I had an argument with the medical doctors on responsibility. I didn’t beat them up or use foul language. I’ve video recording of the incident, I’ll show it,” he stated.
Stating that these incidents have shaken the arrogance of the medical workers, Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar stated, “I’ve directed the YCMH administration to file an FIR towards the corporator and all those that tried to assault the medical workers on Sunday. Stringent motion is being taken to make sure that there isn’t a repeat of such incidents sooner or later.”
The PCMC chief stated the civic administration will step up safety at YCM Hospital with the assistance of police and personal businesses. “We’ll appoint extra safety personnel and also will attempt to get further police reinforcement. We plan to position bouncers on each ground of the hospital,” stated Hardikar. “…It has additionally been determined to arrange a helpline centre on the Battle Room at PCMC headquarters, to reply queries referring to sufferers from family… whether or not native residents or corporators, they need to all contact the helpline to get an replace concerning the well being of their sufferers at civic hospitals,” he stated.
Ajit Mane, president of the YCMH unit of Maharashtra Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (MARD), in an announcement, condemned the assault on the medical doctors and urged the PCMC administration to make sure correct safety for the medical workers and resolve different grievances. “… All resident medical doctors are working as frontline Covid warriors and treating sufferers tirelessly. Within the final 4 months, there have been repeated incidents of medical doctors being threatened and mentally tortured by sufferers’ family. In lower than 24 hours, three such incidents occurred. Regardless of informing the involved authorities previously, no agency motion has been taken. We strongly condemn such incidents. We request the PCMC and the YCMH administration to take needed steps for the safety of the medical doctors, nurses and different hospital workers,” acknowledged the Affiliation.
Dr Rajendra Wable, dean of YCMH, stated, “We’ve got given a criticism to the police. They stated they may examine after which lodge an FIR.”
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