Jharkhand: 14 Patients Die In 36 Hours As Junior Doctors Go On Strike For Assaulting A Colleague

The Logical Indian Crew Jharkhand

June 4th, 2018 / 2:26 PM

Image Credits: NDTV, Maharashtra Today

At least 14 patients died in 36 hours in Jharkhand’s Rajendra Institute Of Medical Sciences (RIMS) as nurses, and junior doctors of the institute were on strike against the assault on one of its staff.

The protest which has since then ended on June 3, saw the nurses and junior doctors raising demands for their protection after one of their colleagues was manhandled by a deceased’s family members on Friday, June 1.


Probe Into The Deaths

In a recent development, the director of RIMS has demanded a report on the deaths. Dr R K Shrivastava, while talking to The Logical Indian said, “I have demanded a report on the number of deaths that have happened over the span of two days, after which we will be able to determine the reason behind the same.”

He added that it was only the PG students, and some nurses who were protesting, the senior doctors were not involved.


The Demands of Junior Doctors

As reported by The New Indian Express, the protesting junior doctors and nurses had blocked the emergency ward of the state’s largest hospital, and did not allow any patients to enter the premises. President of Junior Nurses Association, Ramrekha Rai told the daily, “We want those who manhandled the nurses to be arrested and the authorities to implement Medical Protection Act in the state. The family members of Geeta Devi came here on Friday also and injured at least four nurses while police remained mute spectators.”

Additionally, they also demanded immediate intervention of Jharkhand’s health minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi and principal secretary (Health) Nidhi Khare, to look into the issue.


Assault On A Nurse

Problems at the institute began when a patient had died after a nurse had given an injection. This incident led the deceased’s attendants to thrash the nurse on Friday night, reported NDTV.

The following day, nurses and junior doctors went on a strike, leaving about 2000 patients without treatment in the institute’s Out Patient Department (OPD). Moreover, patients admitted at RIMS had to shift to other medical care units.

However, the strike was called off on Sunday afternoon, after  health minister Ramchandra Chndrabansi, and chief secretary Sudhir Tripathy held a dialogue at RIMS.  


The Logical Indian Take

Recently, there have been numerous cases of assault on doctors in 2018 alone, and these are not isolated incidents. The responsibility lies upon both the Government and the public to ensure safety along with maintaining decorum in the hospital premises.


Also Read: Assaulting Doctors Is Not The Solution


We have all encountered doctors who were lax with their duties but, generalising a whole profession as negligent or violently attacking them is not the answer. These doctors who are getting brutally and mercilessly assaulted are usually Junior Residents. The Logical Indian condemns such acts of violence.


Contributors

Written by : Sromona Bhattacharyya

Edited by : Abhinav Joshi

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

In A Heartwarming Gesture, A Kolkata Woman Donated Her Kidney To A Junior Colleague

Osmania Hospital Protest

Hyderabad: Doctors In Helmets Treat Patients To Protest Against Crumbling Hospital Building

Assaulting Doctors Is Not The Solution

Gujarat: ‘Bal’ Doctors To Be Appointed From Primary Schools To Tackle Shortage Of Doctors

Operation White Coat

Sting Operation By Cobrapost Reveals Pvt Hospitals Paid Doctors To Redirect Their Patients To Their Institutions

“Is There No Difference Between Doctors & Goons?” Corruption In NEET Creating Fake Doctors

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Chaos In France: Over 1200 Arrests, Widespread Violence & Protests Force President To Break His Silence

Get Inspired

An Act Of Kindness: Man Gives His First-Class Seat To A Mother And Her Ailing Child

News

Over 22 Lakh Voters’ Names Missing From Telangana Voter List; Chief Election Officer Says, “I Am Sorry”

My Story

My Story: “He Was The Only One Who Agreed To Go By Meter But Later Took Rs 1100 For 9 Kms”

News

“Stop Adani”: Thousands Of Australians Protest Against Adani Coal Mine Construction

News

Noida: Man With No Smartphone Loses Rs 6.8 Lakh Through UPI App Fraud

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.