The mass leave of 230 resident doctors at a governement medical college in Nagpur, Maharashtra, has entered Day 3 with no signs of relief from the government. The resident doctors are demanding to be relieved of COVID-19 duties so they can continue to focus on post graduation. The demand has come at a time when the number of cases is declining.
Continuing their moral duty, the resident doctors have ensured that there is no impact on the emergency services and intensive care unit of the Indira Gandhi Government Hospital and Faculty of Medicine (IGGMCH).
The President of the Association of Resident Physicians of Maharashtra (MARD) at the IGGMCH, Dr. Rajat Agrawal, said “The resident doctors at Indira Gandhi Government Hospital and Medical College have worked selflessly for the past 15 months treating patients during the waves of the COVID pandemic”. Dr. Agrawal said resident doctors should be allowed to focus on postgraduate studies now that the pandemic situation in Nagpur district is under control.
The resident doctors had written letters of complaint to the IGGMCH dean in the past, but had also received no response from the hospital administration or the district administration.The academics of the resident doctors is completely neglected by the respective administration, the resident doctors of the IGGMCH have no choice but to withdraw their services.
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