New Delhi, April 28: The Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) strike at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was called off today after the replacement of Dr Atul Kumar, a senior doctor who had allegedly slapped one of his colleagues in front of hospital staff. Also Read - Hyderabad Encounter: 3 Forensic Doctors of AIIMS to Conduct Second Autopsy of 4 Accused
Dr Atul Kumar was replaced by Dr Pradeep Sharma till the completion of the inquiry in the alleged incident. Following the slapping incident, all the resident doctors had gone on an indefinite strike on Thursday, demanding the removal of Dr Kumar. According to a news agency, the incident took place on April 25. The accused doctor had to render an immediate apology. Also Read - Unnao Rape Survivor Out of Danger, Shifted to Ward at AIIMS: Report
Resident doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) called off their strike after the senior doctor, who had allegedly slapped one of their colleagues in front of patients and other staffers, was replaced till the completion of inquiry #Delhi Also Read - Two Resident Doctors of Safdarjung Hospital Thrashed by Kin of Deceased Patient, RDA Calls For Indefinite Strike
— ANI (@ANI) April 28, 2018
Meanwhile, the resident doctors have requested the Director of AIIMS to keep Monday as working day so that surgeries which had been cancelled due to the strike could be carried out, said a DD News report. In the wake of the incident, services in the hospital remained suspended. However, the services will soon resume as the strike has been called off.
AIIMS had cancelled all routine surgeries scheduled for Friday following a strike call issued by 1,700 Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA). The doctors were demanding the immediate removal of Dr Kumar for allegedly slapping a resident doctor a few days ago. Authorities said that the hospital, which is visited by over 8,000 patients from across the country daily, will also run in a restricted manner. The RDA had also demanded a written apology from Kumar and asked the administration to circulate a code of conduct to the faculty members.