15,000 doctors go on strike in MP, paralyze health services

National15,000 doctors go on strike in MP, paralyze health services


They were demanding Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) Scheme and the old pension scheme.

Bhopal: Over 15,000 doctors in Madhya Pradesh went on strike, paralyzing health services on Wednesday.

They were demanding Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) Scheme and the old pension scheme.

The doctors’ strike just a few months before the assembly election has caught the administration off guard.

In the state capital, routine 32 surgery operations were postponed. As many as 1500 beds were reserved to admit patients in hospitals attached to LN Medical College and Chirayu Hospital and the administration had assured free-of-cost treatment there for the patients referred from Hamidia and other government hospitals.

In Gwalior, the doctors staged a sit-in in a tent outside the 1000-bed hospital. As a result of their strike, the patients had to suffer a lot.

The administration asked the Ayush doctors to work in emergency wards, trauma centers, and in intensive care units (ICU).

The doctors’ strike will have an impact on the health services in the Gwalior-Chambal region, sources said.

The divisional commissioner canceled the leave of many doctors and asked them to return to duty immediately.

Dean of Gajaraja Medical College Dr Akshay Nigam has been told to make arrangements for the treatment of the patients who have been admitted to the hospital.

The coordinator of the doctors’ association Dr Sunil Agarwal said that the government should fulfill their demands.

There is a shortage of doctors in every government hospital, but the administration is not doing anything about it, he said.

The doctors are on strike only for their salary and allowances but also want to improve health services.

Patients are to be referred to a private hospital

All the private hospitals in the city have come forward to help the patients. The divisional commissioner Deepak Singh held a meeting with the directors of private hospitals. Additional director general of police D Shriniwas Verma and collector Akshay Kumar Singh were also present at the meeting.

The Divisional commissioner said that the patients referred to the private hospitals would be paid by the state government through Ayushman cards.

The patients of JAH Hospital will be referred to CS Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Link Hospital, Parivar Hospital, and Arogya Dham Hospital.

In the same way, the patients of Murar will be referred to Birla Hospital and Kalyan Hospital.

According to reports from Morena, the doctors’ strike badly hit health services in the district.

Patients were asked to go to Dholpur in Rajasthan for treatment. They demanded the old pension scheme and stopping political interference in the work of doctors in Tehsils. Chief Medical and health officer Dr. Rakesh Sharma said contractual doctors and district health officers were directed to take care of the patients.

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