Hyderabad: A section of junior doctors at government-run Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday attended their duties wearing helmets as a mark of protest after a doctor was injured when a ceiling fan fell on her.
A final-year resident doctor from the Dermatology Department suffered head injuries after a ceiling fan broke off its hinges and came crashing down on her in the outpatient building. The incident occurred on Monday and hospital sources said the fan was 40 years old.
Highlighting the dilapidated condition of the city’s oldest hospital and its poor infrastructure, some junior doctors on Tuesday attended their duties wearing helmets.
The junior doctors staged a silent protest, demanding that authorities take immediate action to prevent recurrence of such incidents. They said despite repeated demands, no measures were taken to improve the infrastructure. The doctors blamed negligence by the authorities concerned for the pathetic conditions in the over century old hospital.
However, OGH Superintendent Dr. B Nagender dismissed Monday’s incident as a sporadic one. He said all the problems faced by the hospital will be solved with the construction of a new building and pointed out that the issue is pending in the court.
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