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MANAGEMENT MULLS ACTION ON DOCS BOYCOTTING WORK

Jaipur: Doctors continued to protest and took to the streets against the Right to Health bill in Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Jodhpur on Thursday. As doctors boycotted work, more than 300 operations in hospitals of these districts had to be postponed. In Jaipur, the striking doctors tried to block the road and also manhandled the passers-by. Meanwhile, the superintendent of the medical college in Jodhpur has warned of sacking resident doctors for boycotting work and causing inconvenience to the patients.

The number of patients is increasing at hospitals, including Sawai Mansingh. Patients complained that they could not find doctors and they would have to visit again.

The Medical College Management held a meeting on Thursday in Jodhpur. Medical College Principal Dr Dilip Kachhawa warned resident doctors that they would be terminated if they do not return to work by Thursday evening.

In Jaipur, the agitating doctors reached the SMS Hospital. They took out a rally from here and reached the JLN Marg. Soon, police reached the spot. After some time, the doctors started raising slogans. A scuffle broke out between the doctors and a cab driver during this but police intervened to pacify them.

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