THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The authorities of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital have tightened their seat belts in the face of the impending strike called by Junior doctors. Despite having been intimated of it a few minutes before the official closing time, on Thursday, the authorities claim to have made all the necessary arrangements, to ensure that patients are not put to any inconvenience, on the days of the strike.
Dr MD Sharmad, Hospital Superintendent said all the department heads have been told to make alternative arrangements. He also informed that the doctors on leave presently, had been asked to report on duty with immediate effect.
According to the MS, the strike notice is meant to be given well in advance so that the patient care of the healthcare facility is not affected. Hundreds of patients come from far away places, and many of them might have reached the city, on Thursday, itself, he said. The strike is bound to affect these patients, he felt. However, Sharmad reassured that there was no cause for concern, as all arrangements had been made, reports TNIE.