Healthcare services hit at SCB as more doctors join stir


Cuttack: Healthcare services at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here have been severely affected as the junior doctors of the hospital are on a cease-work strike for over a week now.

The situation has further aggravated after the Senior Residents and House Surgeons of the hospital joined the strike boycotting their duties.

The Junior Doctor Association is on agitation since February 19 demanding immediate transfer of the hospital’s Urology Department head Datteswar Hota. Over 100 Senior Residents joined the strike from Saturday while 150 House Surgeons too began boycotting their duties from Sunday.

Accusing Prof Hota of harassing and committing atrocities on them, the Junior Doctors have alleged that Hota was forcing them to work in his private hospital and take care of his personal work.

If anybody refuses to follow his diktat, he or she was threaded of getting adverse marks in exams. He had been doing this for long.

Meanwhile, some members of civil society have urged the Odisha Human Rights Commission to intervene and direct the Government to resolve the hospital impasse at the earliest.

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