Nagpur: The strike of nurses in both these government hospitals of Nagpur has continued for the fourth consecutive day on Monday and the problems of all these patients are completely over. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has also issued an emergency order and on Sunday also all the planned holidays and holidays of doctors in medical colleges and government hospitals have been completely canceled. After this order, doctors started joining hospitals on Monday.
Since there were no nurses available in the hospital at all, The responsibility of taking care of all the patients had fallen on the resident doctors. Those who had to work extra because their central committee was also supporting the nurses’ strike. It has been alleged by the union of these nurses that no government official has come at all for talks and they are also feeling very humiliated themselves.
State Secretary of Maharashtra State Nurses Association Sumitra Tote has said that they want discussion on these demands at the ministerial level, while the government is also laying great emphasis on the discussion at the administrative level. This will not solve any problem at all. More than 20,000 nurses are on left across the state and they absolutely need the ministry to step in.
Administration has struggled to get trainee students
Both the Government Medical Colleges in Nagpur were seen struggling to handle the situation on Monday as the OPD was very crowded on the first day of the week. In most of the OPDs, only very serious patients were being admitted while others were also being asked to go home. At GMCH too, the administration has struggled to get trainee students from nursing colleges to be involved in managing the show. A group of nurses is also working in IGGMCH while another group belonging to the union which has called for the strike is not working at all.
Sources in the state’s Medical Education Department have also said that Minister Amit Deshmukh is reluctant to discuss the issue at the ministerial level. And also want it to be dealt with by the directors and secretaries of the department.