The federal government has issued orders to the Director of Well being Companies and the Director of Medical Schooling, giving normal directions on strengthening measures to stop violence towards docs and different well being employees, Well being Minister Veena George stated on Thursday.
The order was issued on the premise of a dialogue held by the Chief Minister on August 9, towards the backdrop of the rising incidents of violence towards docs throughout the State.
Ms. George stated all measures can be taken to make sure protected working locations for docs. CCTV cameras must be put in at casualty wings and OP counters, together with at personal hospitals. The CCTV facility in hospitals must be linked to police assist posts, if the latter was there.
An official can be put accountable for monitoring safety and needed coaching can be given to these appointed as safety officers. Henceforth, hospital growth societies ought to appoint solely ex-servicemen as safety officers at OP counters and casualty wings. Non-public hospitals also needs to appoint adequate safety employees.
Principal Well being Secretary Rajan Khobragade has sought an evidence from the Well being Division employees concerning the “inaccurate” reply given to the Well being Minister for a query that was requested within the Meeting on August 4.
On a query on the rising incidents of violence towards well being employees within the State, the written reply given within the Home was that the federal government was not conscious of a rise in such incidents. This had triggered an argument with the docs’ fraternity expressing dismay and anguish over the Minister’s reply.