Berhampur, September 11 (LocalWire): The MKCG Medical College and Hospital has introduced a new visitors pass system to restrict unauthorised entry of outsiders and attendants into the indoor patient department (IPD).
The new system that was introduced on Tuesday also aims to increase the security of the doctors and other hospital staff from unruly attacks.
The hospital authorities decided to implement the system following the strike of the junior doctors in the medical college and hospital after the clash between the relatives of a patient with them on Monday evening over delay to attend their patient.
The junior doctors had demanded action against the relatives of the patients and to provide security to them.
According to the medical college and hospital superintendent Charan Panda, the decision was taken after the discussion with junior doctors.
“Only two attendants per patient will be allowed inside the IPD and responsibility would be fixed to the security personnel in case of entry by any unauthorised person,” he said.
The hospital has also decided to install more CCTV cameras in some of the sensitive areas, and the authority is identifying parking and no-parking areas in the campus, Panda informed.
While the junior doctors have lodged an FIR against the relatives of the patient, the patient’s relatives have also lodged a counter FIR against the junior doctors.
“We have registered a case and the counter case in this regard,” Berhampur superintendent of police Pinak Mishra said.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested two persons, Anil Nayak and Badal Sobha Sundar of Adava in Gajapati district on charge of assaulting the junior doctors.
The two accused are relatives of Basanti Nayak, a patient who was undergoing treatment at the surgery ward.