Government to maintain all essential services in hospitals
New Delhi, May 15 (UNI) The Delhi government today directed Medical Superintendents of all hospitals to maintain emergency services in the ICU, trauma and casualty wards at the normal level by deploying doctors from other departments.
According to Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, the government has asked the Medical Superintendents to ensure that patients coming to the casualty ward were not sent back, especially cases dealing with medico-legal implications in state-run government hospitals, and that the OPD services would operate as far as possible.
In case of emergency, the Medical Superintendents of government hospitals in liaison with the Medical Superintendents of private hospitals would transfer the critical cases from government to private hospitals, he said.
In view of the strike, the government has cancelled the leave of doctors and no fresh leave will be granted for the time being to doctors in hospitals under Delhi government.
Dr Shastri said the government together with the Medical Superintendent and Dean of Maulana Azad Medical College had drawn up an action plan to tackle the situation.
Doctors from other departments were being diverted to ICU, emergency, casualty and trauma services, he added.
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