50 doctors stay away from work in Kodagu district

Medical college doctors treat patients in district hospital

50 doctors stay away from work in Kodagu district

Following the protest by the government medical officers, medical college doctors came to the rescue of patients in Madikeri on Monday. As district hospital doctors were participating in the protest, the medical college doctors ensured that no inconvenience is met at the patients. 

Urging the fulfillment of various demands, the government medical officers under the aegis of Karnataka Government Medical Officers Association have tendered mass resignation.

Medical officers serving in various hospitals have been to Bangalore to take part in the protest. District surgeon K B Muthappa said “we could attend all the emergency services in the district hospital.” 

There are 85 government doctors serving in the district, of which, 50 have remained absent on Monday. All the doctors will return to duty on Tuesday.

As Monday was a shandy market day in Somwarpet, a large number of patients had visited the taluk hospital. As three doctors in the hospital were participating in the strike, the patients could not avail the treatment and were seen visiting private clinics. 

Patients met inconvenience at Kadur hospital following the resignation by the doctors. A radiologist and a doctor serving on contract basis was available in the hospital. If the protest continue, then the health care services will be affected, said a staff in the hospital. 

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