Care For Doctors Security

 State Health & Family Welfare Secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda today directed District Collectors for tightening security in all the Government run Hospitals to ensure protection to Doctors, Staff and the Institutions. 

This comes in wake of rise in incidents of attacks on Doctors and Baby theft cases from Hospitals across the State.
Dr. Meherda talked to the District Magistrates and shot letters directing them for installation of CCTV cameras in all Government Hospitals to strengthen Security.

Visitor’s pass system for attendants/relatives of in-patients will be introduced, said the Secretary Health & family Welfare in the letter.
In order to curb overcrowding of attendants/relatives of in-patients in Hospitals each in-patient will be issued a maximum of two visitor passes, it added.

Further, all employees of the hospitals will be issued with identity cards, the letter said.
Notably, Junior Doctors and House surgeons of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack had recently been on a cease work agitation over the attack on a Doctor by a patient’s relatives.
The patient’s relative had thrashed a Doctor alleging negligence in treatment which had led to the death of the patient.
Further, there had been recent instances of child thefts at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack and Sadar Hospital in Sambalpur pointing a finger at the security lapses in Government-run Hospitals in the state.

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