Yet another strike by the resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as one of their colleagues was assaulted by a senior doctor.
The strike has partially affected healthcare services at the AIIMS.
However, the AIIMS said in a statement that the incident took place on Wednesday and following the mishap, the senior doctor apologized to his junior.
The doctors have demanded immediate suspension of the senior doctor.
The senior doctor in question is also head of a department at the premier institute.
The Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) has also urged that the doctor in question should not be allowed to take in thesis candidates and conduct any kind of verbal or written examination.
The doctors continued their protest and worked wearing helmets.
They also sought a written apology from the senior doctor concerned.
In so far as the services at the hospital is concerned, it has instituted contingency measures to take care of the admitted patients.
Emergency and ICU services remained operational but all routine surgeries have been cancelled, it was informed.
The AIIMS director had also instituted a five member committee to be chaired by the Dean-Research to enquire into the incident.>