Patients suffer the most as junior physicians at Patna Medical College and Hospital continue to protest

Junior doctors of the hospital in Patna ordered to return to work . The work withdrawal movement started the second day on Friday .

PATNA (Patna): Patna Civil Surgery (CS) Dr K K Roy ordered the immediate deputation of 20 doctors from Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Friday, as the work withdrawal movement launched by junior doctors of the hospital began the second day on Friday.The agitation affected hospital health services in part, causing patients' discomfort.On Friday, the number of patients with OPD dropped to about 950, down from an average daily figure of around 2,100.20 doctors have been asked to immediately report to PMCH and perform their duties in response to a letter sent by the PMCH medical superintendent.

On Thursday, the PMCH Junior Doctors Association (JDA) sparked outrage in response to allegations of assault on some doctors by the staff of a patient and stones thrown by outsiders at a medicos' hostel.According to PMCH JDA President Dr. Kumar Sandeepan, the hospital administration had no positive news on their demands such as deputation of armed guards, one patient, one attendant rule, and a vehicle entry ticket, which continued.Junior doctors were disqualified from serving at OPDs, emergency departments, and wards of different departments, such as orthopaedics, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, gynaecology, eye, plastic surgery, and ENT.Dr. V P Choudhary, the head of the PMCH, has asked the heads of all departments of the hospital to increase the number of senior doctors in OPDs, emergency departments, wards, and operation theatres.

The principal assured the junior doctors that he would send a letter to the DM and the SSP requesting that armed guards be deployed at PMCH.Senior doctors and interns, according to PMCH deputy superintendent Dr. A K Jha, helped with efficient operation of all the departments and wards.