Nagpur: The health services in GMCH and Mayo Hospital returned to normal hustle and bustle as the resident doctors, after waging a week-long ‘battle’ against attacks their brethren, resumed work on Saturday. While the hospitals limped back to normalcy with the return of junior and senior doctors, the struggle is far from over with doctors still sticking to their guns for protection and other facilities.
It was business as usual in the OPDs, emergency and wards as doctors took the charge. Though patient-flow was lean, today being the first day after calling off the strike, their numbers are expected to build up by tomorrow.
The health services resumed amid patrolling by policemen and other private security guards.
The residents doctors resumed work after the directives of Bombay High Court and stern warning by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Those doctors who have still not reported duty could face action.
On Friday night around 10, DCP Ravindra Pardeshi had a look of the situation in GMCH. He deployed policemen and ordered them to keep a vigil in the medical premises and wards. If the deployed cops notice any trouble they should immediately alert higher officials. Dozens of police jawans, some on bikes, were seen patrolling the sprawling GMCH and Mayo premises.
The normalcy has come as a great relief to patients visiting the hospitals in hundreds.