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Delhi: Safdurjung doctors on strike, seek better facilities

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First published: May 9, 2013, 11:02 AM IST | Updated: May 9, 2013
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Delhi: Safdurjung doctors on strike, seek better facilities
There are 600 resident doctors in Safdurjung Hospital but there are only 86 rooms for their accommodation.

New Delhi: The resident doctors of Safdurjung Hospital in New Delhi are on strike since Wednesday evening demanding immediate action on their demands for better facilities. They pointed out that there are 600 resident doctors in Safdurjung Hospital but there are only 86 rooms for their accommodation.

They are also demanding regular payment of salary along with the increment along with better security in the campus as many incidents in which doctors were targeted have been reported in the campus in the past few months.

Even though emergency services and ICU are functioning normally, the patients are suffering badly as many doctors have skipped the Out Door Patient (OPD) services and joined the protests.

"We are not being paid regular salary and even the accommodation for resident doctors is not sufficient. Our demands have not been met by the administration despite several assurances in the past. Hence, we have resorted to the strike", said a resident doctor. "A meeting will be held with health ministry officials to resolve the demands," SN Makwana, PRO, Safdarjung Hospital said.

(With additional inputs from PTI)

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