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SCB Medicos protest hits health services across the state

3. SCB Medicos protest hits health services across the state

Cuttack: The cease work stir launched by the agitating medicos of SCB Medical College and Hospital ha adversely affected the health services in the state. The medicos here have entered its fourth consecutive day on their protest.

It may be noted that they have protested against the recent attack on a doctor on duty allegedly by the attendants of a patient who succumbed to treatment.

The senior resident doctors of the premier hospital have also joined the stir since Wednesday following which health services have been disrupted.

The Out Patient Door (OPD) on the SCB premises also continued to witness long queue of patients hailing from far off pockets from across the State and also from outside the State. However, most of them were found returning disappointed on being treated.

On Wednesday, the agitating junior doctors and house surgeons have met  Governor SC Jamir at the Raj Bhawan seeking safety for working doctors of all health centres across the State.

On Tuesday night, a team of 15 doctors had begun a Padyatra to Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar, met the Governor on Wednesday pre-noon hours and have reportedly been assured action by the Government.

The Governor had also assured to ask the State Government for constituting a committee soon for the purpose of reviewing and implementing safety and security.

Notably, the relatives of a patient at Pulmonary Medicine Ward allegedly thrashed a doctor on Sunday alleging medical negligence that led to the death of the patient.

The irate PG students had lodged a complaint at Mangalabag Police Station soon after the incident acting on which police have arrested one person while some others are still at large.

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