Doctor’s strike tomorrow: Medical services across Delhi to be hit
Medical services in Delhi are all set to be hit tomorrow as more than 15,000 doctors will go on strike. The doctors of government hospitals will go on strike following the government's failure to meet their demands.
The Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA), an umbrella body of resident doctors, had written to the Delhi government requesting to reconsider its decision on OPD timings.
In its order dated October 9, the Delhi government had extended OPD timings saying they will remain functional from 8 am to 2 pm so that there is enough time to attend to patients which will ultimately reduce huge crowds at hospitals. The order had added that registration counters shall open at 7:30 am and close at 1 pm. The order had also said that a "token system" would be implemented, whenever required.
There has been no response from the Delhi government on our request. We are currently protesting peacefully against the increased working hours by wearing black ribbons on our arms and will do it until Tuesday. All resident doctors will be on strike on Wednesday by shutting down the OPDs," said Dr Vivek Chouksey, president, FORDA.