Hospital went on strike today in Pune due to the shortage of staff
Resident physicians at Pune Sassoon General Hospital went on strike today over a shortage of staff at the hospital to treat the growing number of patients.
Emergency services will continue during the protest.
The Maharashtra Resident Physicians Association had written a letter to the hospital administration demanding an increase in the number of health personnel to treat patients. However, the administration did not respond to any of the demands raised by the doctors, after which the association decided to suspend non-essential and non-emergency services.
The hospital administration has not yet reacted to the situation.
Sassoon Hospital is one of the leading government hospitals in Pune treating COVID patients at a time when the district reports more than 10,000 cases every day.
Speaking to ANI’s resident physician, Dr. Vijay Yadav, said: “The administration has proposed adding around 300 new beds in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases, however the current flow of patients into the hospital is too high and all the health personnel is overloaded. The work. In fact, we are willing to take care of more patients, but for that, more manpower is required than we are demanding from the hospital administration. ”
Another resident doctor, Dr. Dnyaneshwar, said: “The emergency department is full of patients, there are two or three patients lying on a bed. The current flow of patients is really high and in such a situation we need more health personnel, including nurses, doctors to help us treat the patient. We have decided to close non-essential and non-emergency services here from today until the administration hears our demands. ”
Patients from all over the Pune district come to Sassoon Hospital for treatment and in the current situations, when COVID cases are high in the district, many doctors have tested positive here as well.
Speaking about this, a resident doctor said: “More than 80 resident doctors here from us have tested positive for COVID19 in the last month. We work continuously around the clock and we are ready to do it too. Before we used to have a quarantine system after of a job of particular days but now there is no system as such. The only thing we are demanding is an increase in the number of staff so that we can treat all patients well “.
“We are doing 6000 tests per day at the moment and now the administration plans to increase them up to 10,000 tests per day. With the given number of health personnel present in the hospital, it is not practical for us to do so.”