The authorities of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) are preparing the reply of a notice sent by the Jharkhand high court on why licenses of the doctors should not be cancelled for participating in a daylong strike on Monday. The reply is to be submitted on July 11.
Justice Alok Singh of the high court sent the notice to the RIMS director, the government of India, state chief secretary and the health secretary on June 26.
Over 8,000 doctors participated in the Indian Medical Association-sponsored strike. The high court has taken cognizance of the matter after media reports accused the doctors of dereliction of duty.
RIMS director Tulsi Mahto said, "I have asked the heads of various departments of the hospital to submit details of attendance of doctors to check who was present in the hospital and who was not."
Unconfirmed sources said a few doctors who had observed strike, however, marked themselves "present" in the attendance register. The RIMS director, however, has denied it. "All such reports are wrong. I will check the attendance of the doctors and confirm it," said Mahto.
The court also asked the RIMS to furnish the details of deaths that occurred because of the doctors' strike on Monday. "We are collecting all the details and will provide the answers to the court," said the director.
Meanwhile, Saturday was the last date for the admission to PG classes of Ranchi's premier medical college RIMS. It will continue till late night. Around 170 candidates have so far submitted their applications for 185 seats.
The admission has been going on for the past two months. Half of the seats are reserved for candidates from other states.source-articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com