The doctors' strike should not affect critical patients: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said Monday that it intends to develop a mechanism whereby the strike of doctors does not deprive critical care patients and derail emergency health services while seeking responses from the (IMA) and The Ministry of Health

A bank of the President of Supreme Court SA Bobde and Judges BR Gavai and issued notices to the IMA secretary, RV Asokan, and the secretary of health, Preeti Sudan, in a request from the NGO 'People for Better Treatment', which requested the initiation of contempt proceedings against them for allowing national action. doctors strike in June. Although it does not agree with the petitioner's request to initiate contempt, the SC decided to develop a mechanism to ensure that critical patients and those who need emergency medical help are not neglected during the doctors' strike.

The president of the NGO presented the petition for contempt alleging a regular violation of the order of the SC of November 11, 2014, which was approved after the same NGO denounced to the court a series of strikes by doctors that caused enormous suffering to the patients and the death of some.

In the order of November 2014, the SC recognized the right of doctors to strike, but said that striking doctors could face disciplinary measures by regulatory bodies such as the Medical Council of India and state medical councils if someone He will approach these bodies with a complaint against doctors for going on strike.

However, he got rid of the NGO PIL and said: “We would only express our desire that doctors, who perform a noble service as God's agent in saving people's lives, do not resort to strikes with an intermittent cause, but assume your responsibilities with efficiency and maximum sincerity at all times.

Referring to the order, the bank headed by CJI Bobde told lawyer Sanjay Hegde and Rabin Mazumdar that, although the court had recognized the right of doctors to go on strike, we would like to develop a mechanism by which patients admitted In the ICU and emergency health services are not affected during the doctors' strike.

The petitioner NGO said: Despite repeated and clear calls from the highest court in the country, doctors across India have continued to resort to strikes, interrupting regular hospital services and bringing endless pain, suffering and death to unfortunate patients. He cited repeated calls for strike by doctors in the West and also mentioned the strike of doctors nationwide initiated by IMA on June 17, which paralyzed medical services throughout the country.