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81 discharged in Tarn Taran amid protest by doctors

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Tarn Taran, May 15

Angry over locking of 2 medical officers

  • The protesting medical officers (doctors) were holding a protest against the locking of their two medical officers in the isolation ward of the Civil Hospital on Thursday in which the Covid-19 patients were kept.
  • The medical officers said it was not the first incident when doctors were locked in the ward as four medical officers were also detained by patients on May 7

The Health Department and the local administration had to face an embarrassing situation at the time of discharging Covid-19 patients as medical officers of the local Civil Hospital held a protest boycotting the function here on Friday.

A total of 81 Covid-19 patients whose reports came negative were discharged from the local Civil Hospital and Guru Nanak Dev Super Speciality Hospital. SDM Rajnish Arora said 74 from the Civil Hospital and seven from Guru Nanak Dev hospital were discharged and the remaining 76 would be discharged till May 18. Tarn Taran MLA Dr Dharambeer Agnihotri and Patti MLA Harminder Singh Gill presented gifts to the patients at the time of their being discharged from the hospitals.

The protesting medical officers (doctors) were holding a protest against the locking of their two medical officers in the isolation ward of the Civil Hospital on Thursday in which the Covid-19 patients were kept.

They protesters said that they had been sent to the ward to collect samples of 68 Covid-19 patients. There were 103 patients in the ward and other patients too tried to pressurize them to collect their samples too. Dr Satinder Singh and Dr Vipul were locked in the ward while their other associate (medical officer) Dr Sarabjit Singh managed to come out of the ward. The doctors cried for help but the doors were bolted from outside. They alleged all this happened in the presence of SDM Rajnish Arora, Civil Surgeon Anoop Kumar, SMO Inder Mohan Gupta, other officials and police force, but none came to their rescue.

SDM Rajnish Arora said it was not under his preview while Civil Surgeon Anoop Kumar said it was a trivial matter as they wanted to open the door but could not do so as they feared that Covid-19 patients would come out. The medical officers said it was not the first incident when doctors were locked in the ward as four medical officers were also detained by patients on May 7.



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