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Protesting medicos in Hyderabad opt for a flash strike


Hyderabad, Dec 3 (ANI): The protests by medicos in Hyderabad against the alleged misbehaviour by a legislator continued on Monday with junior doctors of Niloufer Hospital going on a flash strike.
An MLA belonging to the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) Afsar Khan allegedly attacked the medicos second time after the Sunday incident when the legislator had attacked the doctors on duty.
Khan and his accomplices have alleged that the doctors delayed in giving treatment to a child belonging to a MIM activist that led to the child’s death.
The child’s father, Junaid and his relatives reportedly created a ruckus in the hospital leading to their arrests.
Monday’s strike has hit the services at the hospital. However, official sources have refuted reports that six children have died because of the strike.
Meanwhile, to overcome the situation, the State Health Minister Aruna Kumari said that the help of doctors from other hospitals have been sought to maintain services at the Niloufer Hospital.
“I held talks with the junior doctors and I ordered an enquiry by the joint collector into the incident since it involves Speaker’s consent to arrest the MLA,” said Kumari.
The superintendent of Niloufer hospital Narasimha Rao described the incident as a case of misunderstanding between the doctors and the relatives of the baby patient.
“We used to get 100 to 120 admissions everyday. That day also we got 70 cases and in one case the patient was brought dead, and its unfortunate that the relatives psychological phobia led to the incident,” said Rao.
The striking doctors have alleged that the incidents of misbehaviour are on increase and there is no security provided by the government. (ANI)

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