Thrashed by mob, govt hospital docs go on flash strike

Thrashed by mob, govt hospital docs go on flash strike

4 held, DDU staff demand more security

Beaten up by a mob, resident doctors at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital went on strike demanding enhanced security at the hospital to avoid such incidents in future.

Two local rival groups went to the casualty ward of the hospital early Monday morning after having fought with each other at Hari Nagar in West Delhi.
“Both wanted that the other party should not be given a medico-legal certificate. They started fighting and beat up senior and junior residents and interns in the ward,” said Dr Praveena Goyal, additional medical superintendent, DDU.
Four doctors and interns were injured in the fracas. Following which all resident doctors and interns went on strike.
“A meeting took place at Delhi Secretariat where DDU officers and the additional secretary spoke to the representatives of the striking doctors. We are in consultation with them,” said Dr Goyal.
She said the functioning of the hospital was not affected as the senior doctors are managing the wards and other duties. 
The doctors are demanding enhanced security in the hospital.It was noted that during the incident, the security in the casualty ward was very low. Otherwise the rival groups could have been overcome.
Police have arrested four people for bashing up the doctors.

There are identified as Vijendra Verma, Tauj Verma, Karan Verma and Satpal Singh.“All are booked under section 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 352 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt),” said a senior police officer.

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