Nearly 250 junior doctors and house surgeons have been boycotting their duties except emergency services since Sunday night, demanding security for them and action against those involved in the attack.
The 70-year-old patient, who was in critical condition, died at Intensive Care Unit. Alleging that she died due to negligence by doctors, four of her relatives barged into the ICU and attacked the doctors. The junior doctors lodged a complaint with Afzalgunj police. They demanded the arrest of the accused under non-bailable sections. The Telangana Junior Doctors’ Association called for a strike to protest against the rising number of attacks on medicos. It said this was the fourth incident at OGH in one month. The association demanded that security personnel be deployed and CCTV cameras installed in all wards of the hospitals.
OGH Superintendent GVS Moorthy had set up a committee to look into their demands and asked for a report within three days. Following similar incidents at OGH and Gandhi Hospital in the past, authorities had taken some measures to provide security to medicos.