Doctors in Uttarakhand are on strike today in protest against violence to a female doctor in West Bengal. Meanwhile, many small and large nursing homes in the state including Dehradun will be closed from Monday 6 am to Tuesday at 6 am.
In the strike on the invitation of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), government doctors also boycotted the OPD for two hours from 8 am to 10 pm. Pathology remained closed in Dehradun. Indicatively for two hours, OPD was boycotted in Doon and Coronation Hospital. The doctors worked for two hours by clamping black band.
The impact of the strike was observed in private hospitals. The patients were not seen in a private hospital near Doon Hospital. Dr. Sanjay Goyal, President, Indian Medical Association, Dehradun Branch said that patients are not being seen today. Today, there is no plan of display anywhere.
In the hospitals of Rudraprayag, Rudrapur, and Haldwani, there was a crowd of patients. After two-hour OPD boycott, doctors in the district hospital and other government hospitals regularly checked the patients. Doctors performed strike at Sushila Tiwari Hospital in Haldwani in protest against the rioting with doctors in West Bengal. Doctors protested by putting black band during two-hour work boycott at Haldwani’s Best Hospital.
Dr. Sanjay Goyal, President, IMA Dehradun Branch said that there should be a law to protect the doctors in the country. There are currently many laws, but they do not have any law of protection. The law is essential for this.