AIIMS Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike After Alleged Assault By Professor

| April 27 , 2018 , 14:28 IST

The resident doctors of All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) New Delhi went on an indefinite strike on Thursday after one of their colleagues was allegedly assaulted by a senior doctor. He reportedly slapped the resident doctor in front of patients and other staff on Wednesday. Due to this, the resident doctor went into depression and left and went back to his home.

The doctors have demanded the immediate suspension of the senior doctor, who also heads a department at the primer institute. The Resident Doctors' Association(RDA) has also urged that the doctor in question should not be allowed to conduct any type of verbal and written examination.

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The AIIMS administration said that as a consequence of the strike, all routine surgeries have been cancelled, out-patient clinics will run in a restricted manner and all the academic activities have been postponed. Routine operation theatre will remain suspended and only emergency cases will be taken up for surgical operations. Diagnostic services will also work in a restricted manner.

The residents' doctors have said that they would not return to work till the senior doctor resigns. 

'Due to the casual dealing by authorities of Prof. Dr Atul Kumar, who has seriously assaulted a doctor, we have no option but to preserve our self-respect and stop working,' a public notice issued by them said.

The hospital administration, however, said that they had already formed a five-member committee to look into the matter. They also said that Kumar had apologized for the incident and the apology was acknowledged by the resident doctor.