Bhubanewar, Dec 4 (LocalWire) Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) authorities have finally taken decided to implement ‘No Work, No Pay’ order on striking junior doctors.
VIMSAR principal and dean, Braja Mohan Mishra said the ‘no work, no pay’ order will be implemented immediately on agitating doctors who are on strike since Nov 16.
Meanwhile, patients at VIMSAR are suffering due to a strike called by Junior Doctors’ Association in Odisha’s Sambalpur district.
According to sources, due to unavailability of adequate doctors and emergency services, number of patients at the hospital has also decreased of late.
“People are opting for private nursing homes to get their patients admitted due to this strike,” said a hospital source.
A patient said: “We are made to wait for hours for a doctor, even in times of emergency. How can doctors call strike at the expense of patient’s life?”
“Available doctors are refusing to attend to patients citing several excuses like shortage of staff. However, the same doctors are attending to the patients without any excuse at private clinics,” said a relative of another patient.
Meanwhile, hospital authorities said they have taken steps so that emergency services are not disrupted.
The Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA) are on a strike demanding removal of VIMSAR director and fulfilling a 10-point charter of demands.