Medical and health services were badly hit in Udaipur division as doctors refrained from duties on Monday. Hundreds of patients during the OPD hours had to turn to private hospitals for treatment as over 350 resident and senior doctors were not on duty at the government MB hospital here in Udaipur city. The doctors took out a rally from the hospital campus to collectorate raising slogans against increasing attacks on the medical practitioners.
The strike effected medical services in the hospitals affiliated to the medical college and people had to move to private hospitals in emergency cases. Around 2000 patients remain admitted in the MB hospital on a daily basis which caters to the health needs of people not only from Udaipur but surrounding districts of the division as well as parents from Mandsaur and Neemuch in MadhyaPradesh. It receives approximately two thousand patients everyday in the outdoor and emergencies. Surgeries and major operations had to be postponed for the day.
At Banswara, doctors tied bandage on their foreheads and protested against the Bengal incident. President of the in-service doctors association Dr Rajesh Sariyya said that the medical practitioners are being treated inhumanly at various places across the country and the governments have been failing to provide them security and safe service conditions.
At Chittorgarh, delivery operation cases and major surgeries were badly affected and only those patients requiring immediate medical care were taken in. Emergency OPD functioned with the help of the nursing staff while the 56 doctors posted at the district hospital remained on strike.