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    Attendants of Patients Protest in GMC Anantnag As Doctors observe ‘Pen Down’ Strike


    ANANTNAG: The Deputy Commissioner of Anantnag suspended 17 Doctors from the Maternity and Childcare hospital in Anantnag on Sunday who were found absent from their duties, which triggered anger among the doctors who have started a ‘pen-down’ strike in Anantnag to protest against the decision of the Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, KK Sidha.

    On Monday morning, as hundreds of patients from different parts of South Kashmir reached the hospital, the Doctors refused to check the patients in view of their strike against the move of the DC Anantnag.

    A patient speaking to The Kashmiriyat said, “We reached the hospital around 9 AM and since then, we have been waiting for a doctor to see my old mother, but the doctors refused to do so, saying that they were on a strike.”

    Several patients who had come from various South Kashmir areas upon receiving a similar response from the doctors, after being constantly refused medical attention shouted slogans against the Doctors and hit the streets to protest against the “inhumane behavior of the doctors.’

    This has led to severe traffic jams in the whole town where the snow-clearance operations have also come under a scanner recently, hundreds of vehicles are stranded for past several minutes on the streets.

    Speaking to The Kashmiriyat, a doctor said that the Deputy Commissioner did not even check the roaster, he suspended almost everyone posted in the hospital. “The DC should know that there is something called roaster in the hospital and he cannot suspend doctors who were off-duty when he visited.”

    Pertinently hundreds of patients from various parts visit GMC hospital in Anantnag from various parts of South Kashmir as it is the biggest hospital down in South Kashmir.

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