Shillong: Meghalaya Health Minister A.L. Hek on Monday sought the intervention of Union Health Minister J.P.Nadda in ending a week-long strike by resident doctors of North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).
In his letter to Mr Nadda, Mr Hek said “Resident doctors of NEIGRIHMS have been on strike for the last one week and this has affected the smooth functioning of the hospital and the patients.” NEIGRIHMS has been designed on the lines of the premier on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
“Patients who were coming from far flung areas of hilly terrains of North-Eastern Region are stranded in Meghalaya and are approaching me for help. The grievance of the doctors, as I could understand, is the alleged “harassment in the university examination of students and victimization of doctors by the Director, NEIGRIHMS”, Mr Hek said.
Mr Hek also pointed out that the NEIGRIHMS director has been away from the institute for the last 10 days “despite being aware of the situation”.