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NRDA extends support to to cease-work by cardiology colleagues

Cardiology resident doctors' strike continues in NEIGRIHMS

 

SHILLONG: NEIGRIHMS Resident Doctors’ Association (NRDA)  has now thrown its weight behind the resident doctors of NEIGRIHMS cardiology department  who have called cease work in the institute.

The NRDA has demanded the administration to solve issues related to the resident doctors of the cardiology by Monday afternoon, failing of which the NRDA will be forced to join the protest on Tuesday and shut down routine activities (emergency and bedside care will continue).

The protesting doctors now await the arrival of the Director of the Institute, Dr DM Thappa, who is currently out of station and they are hoping that the Director will call them for   discussions.

The work strike has been called by the resident doctors of the Cardiology, who have been protesting against the   alleged ‘unfair’ conduct of Doctorate of Medicine examination and alleged harassment meted out on the students of the department.

The decision to extend their support to the resident doctors of cardiology department was taken on Saturday

The NRDA   on Saturday was apprised of the problems faced by the department which included  thesis evaluation report of DM examination, 2017, no ‘transparency’ in the process of conducting final year DM examination and ‘harassment’ meted out to the students of DM Cardiology and cancellation of type C quarters allotted to senior residents.

After a detailed discussion, the resident Doctors Association came to a common agreement that the protest by the Cardiology Resident Doctors is justified and requires a solution at the earliest for the benefit of the Institute.

The NRDA have laid down several demands which include providing evaluation report of all thesis papers submitted in the year 2017 for DM Cardiology so that a proper guideline can be followed in future.

The NRDA also wants the grievances of cardiology resident doctors to be addressed at the earliest and conduct the examination in a fair manner in consultation with the concerned department.

In the petition to the institute’s director,  the NRDA also asked immediate revocation of the cancellation of type-C quarters reserved for residents and allotment of quarters to deserving applicants

“ Consider increasing number of allotted type C quarters from 6-10,” the petition said

It may be mentioned that the resident doctors of the cardiology department had called for a three-day work strike which started on June 20 and ended on June 22. However, since the matter is still left unresolved, the strike remains in force.

 

 

 

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