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Strike cripples hospital services

The senior MBBS studentsí strike at Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMMCH) hit services at the emergency ward on Wednesday with only three admissions being registered.

However, patients like Umesh Manjhi (40) of Kharhara in Gaya suffering from liver failure and several others were referred to Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital and other government facilities.

While the ANMMCH emergency ward has 16 beds, it always remains overcrowded with at least 30 to 40 patients. On Tuesday also, 37 admissions in the emergency ward were made. ANMMCH superintendent Sudhir Kumar Sinha said apart from six patients in the emergency ward, 188 were admitted to different departments on Wednesday. However, the OPD remained closed completely on Tuesday and Wednesday, he admitted.

On the other hand, JPN Hospital deputy superintendent S.Z. Ahsan said from 8pm on Tuesday to 8am on Wednesday, 23 patients were admitted to emergency, while 11 patients have already been admitted till 4pm on Wednesday. Normally, the figure of admission in JPN Hospital emergency remains under 10.

The district administration has directed ANMMCH hospital authorities to initiate legal action against the agitating junior doctors and senior MBBS students if they do not restore services at least at emergency ward immediately.


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