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Patna Medical College, Patna, Bihar
Patna (District Patna)
Bihar, India
Pin Code : 800004


Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar is a recognised institute / college. Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar was established on / in 1925.


Principal of Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar is Dr DD Gupta, Dr. (Capt.) N.P. Yadav, 09835482966.

Patna Medical College is situated in Patna of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Patna comes under Patna Tehsil, Patna District.

Fax # of Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar is 0612-2300343.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar are 09470003552.

email ID(s) is Patna Medical College Patna Bihar


Contact Details of Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar are : Telephone: +91-612-2673343



Courses

Number of seats in Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar is 100.
Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).
Diploma in Anesthesia
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Clinical Pathology
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
MBBS
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Bio-Chemistry
MD - Dermatology
MD - General Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MD - Paediatrics
MD - Pathology
MD - Pharmacology
MD - Physiology
MD - Radiology
MD - Radiothrapy
MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
MS - Anaesthesia
MS - Anatomy
MS - ENT
MS - General Surgery
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaechology
MS - Ophthalmology
MS - Orthopaedics
MBBS

Approval details: Patna Medical College is affiliated with Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna


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PMCH junior docs threaten stir (Patna Medical College)
News: 6th November, 2014
PMCH junior docs threaten stir


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Online registration of patients in PMCH soon (News)
Large uterine tumour removed at PMCH (News)
Patna College asks MBBS aspirants to undergo HIV Test (News)
Students to get stipend on par with nurses (News)
PMCH get notice for dumping bio medical waste in its corridor (News)
Child stolen from PMCH labour room (News)
PMC alumni meet on Feb 25 (News)
Patna College asks MBBS aspirants to undergo HIV test (News)
Funds will be used to upgrade facilities, PMCH Principal (News)
Missing baby from PMCH yet untraced (News)
Emergency of PMCH will Modern (News)
No treatment for Cancer patients (News)
PMCH me fir ghotala (News)
Principal Amarkant Jha case, Legal eagles question police stand (News)
Principal Amarkant Jha get bail from Civil Court (News)
Drug scarcity hits PMCH, hospital blamed for short supply (News)
PMCH falters when it matters most (News)
New head of PMCH ortho deptt takes charge (News)
College girl from NU commits suicide (News)
Action likelya against PMCH supdt, 7 docs\ (News)
PMCH supdt suspended, four doctor transferred (News)
PMCH junior docs threaten stir (News)

Media coverage of Patna Medical College, Patna Bihar, Bihar

Tiger attack: DFO grievously injured

Patna: A forest officer today suffered serious injuries as tiger attacked him in Bihar's Saran district when he went to capture the animal which had escaped from a forest reserve, police sources said.

District Forest Officer (DFO) Ganesh Kumar was attacked by the tiger and wounded severely while he was trying to catch the animal, the sources said.

The injured DFO has been referred to the Patna Medical College Hospital for treatment, they said.

Earlier in the day, the natives of Kushhalpur village spotted an adult tiger in their vicinity and raised an alarm before Kumar arrived there with some forest guards to catch the animal which attacked him before escaping in the forested area, the sources said.

The tiger was said to have escaped from the Valmiki Nagar forest reserve and swam through the Gandak river on way to Vaishali district from where it crossed to the other side of the river in Saran district, they said.

A team of forest officials with tranquilizers and a cage were camping at the village to catch the animal, Chief Warden, Wildlife, D.K Shukla said.

Doctors' strike claims over two dozen lives

Patna: Over two dozen patients admitted at six hospitals in Bihar have died during a strike by junior doctors that entered its third day on Wednesday, officials said.

Hundreds of junior doctors are on an indefinite strike, demanding the arrest of a legislator and enforcement of the Medical Protection Act. The doctors are from the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Bhagalpur Medical College and Hospital, Darbhanga Medical College, Muzaffarpur Medical College and Anugrah Narain Magadh Medical College Hospital (ANMCH).

"Over a dozen patients have died in the last 24 hours due to lack of doctors and treatment in the hospital," an official said.

The official said that absence of doctors in the emergency wards had led to most of the deaths. However, the government is yet to officially confirm any death due to the doctors' strike.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has appealed to the striking junior doctors to end their agitation and resume work.

Health department officials say that negotiations between striking doctors and the authorities are going on.

Most of the wards of the hospitals wore a deserted look as hundreds of patients were forced to shift to private nursing homes.

"Those who cannot afford treatment outside have been left in the lurch and are waiting for treatment," a nurse in the hospital said.

"The functioning of all the six medical colleges and hospitals is crippled since Monday. Emergency services have been hit and surgeries postponed. The hospitals have witnessed an exodus of patients," a health official said.

Three interns of ANMCH in Gaya, about 100 km from here, were injured Sunday night when security guards of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislator Surendra Prasad Yadav fired at them after a scuffle over the treatment of a woman patient.

Police have arrested the two bodyguards who fired at three interns but failed to arrest the politician.

Ragging drives student to suicide in Bihar

Patna: A first year medical college student hanged himself at his private lodge in Patna after allegedly being harassed by seniors.

Sunny Kumar, a student of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), committed suicide on Wednesday night after being ragged by seniors.

Sunny, in his early 20s, was a resident of Chapra district, and was staying at a private lodge in Mahendru locality near the college campus.

A complaint has been lodged with the police by Sunny's family in this connection. His father told police that ragging had claimed his son's life, a police official said.

A Sultanganj police station official said Sunny's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in a private lodge. "At present, police are not in a position to say what prompted him to end his life. The matter is being probed," he added.

Sunny's relatives said he had been suffering from depression after being ragged on the campus.
PMCH authorities have denied any ragging on campus.

Ragging drives PMCH student to commit suicide in Bihar

Patna: A first year medical college student hanged himself at his private lodge here after allegedly being harassed by seniors, his family said on Thursday.

Sunny Kumar, a student of Bihar's Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), committed suicide late Wednesday after being ragged by seniors.

Sunny, in his early 20s, was a resident of Chapra district, and was staying at a private lodge in Mahendru locality near the college campus.

A complaint was lodged with the police by Sunny's family in this connection. His father told police that ragging had claimed his son's life, an official said.

A Sultanganj police station official said that Sunny's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in a private lodge.

"At present, police are not in a position to say what prompted him to end his life. The matter is being probed," the official said.

Sunny's relatives said he had been suffering from depression after being ragged on the campus.

Bihar: Gopalganj jail inmates beat doctor to death, Nitish orders probe

Patna: Taking serious note of prisoners beating a jail doctor Buddhadev Singh, youngest brother of an ex-MP Satyadeo Singh, to death inside Gopalganj jail, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday ordered a high-level probe.

"It is a shocking incident... we won't tolerate it", Kumar said.

He directed state home secretary Amir Subhani to rush to Gopalganj and inquire into the incident.

Stating that stern punitive action would be taken against perpetrators of the crime, he said Subhani would submit a report about the circumstances relating to the murder soon.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said the state government would bring the Doctors Protection Bill in the upcoming monsoon session of the state legislature seeking to protect doctors.

Prisoners of Gopalganj jail had beaten the jail doctor to death when he had gone inside to treat an inmate.

According to official reports, the doctor was called by an inmate Ranjan Yadav who was suffering from chicken pox and as soon as the doctor had reached, a group of inmates undergoing jail sentence, brutally assaulted him.

The injured doctor was first admitted to a government hospital in Gopalganj but was brought to Patna Medical College Hospital as his condition had deterioted, the report said.

He was declared brought dead at PMCH.

"We have asked the Superintendent of Police (Gopalganj) to ensure speedy trial of the case within a stipulated time-frame", ADG (headquarters) Rajbardhan Sharma said.

An FIR has been registered against Ranjan Yadav and six other inmates, he said adding police investigation was on.

Ragging drives student to suicide in Bihar

Patna: A first year medical college student hanged himself at his private lodge in Patna after allegedly being harassed by seniors.

Sunny Kumar, a student of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), committed suicide on Wednesday night after being ragged by seniors.

Sunny, in his early 20s, was a resident of Chapra district, and was staying at a private lodge in Mahendru locality near the college campus.

A complaint has been lodged with the police by Sunny's family in this connection. His father told police that ragging had claimed his son's life, a police official said.

A Sultanganj police station official said Sunny's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in a private lodge. "At present, police are not in a position to say what prompted him to end his life. The matter is being probed," he added.

Sunny's relatives said he had been suffering from depression after being ragged on the campus.
PMCH authorities have denied any ragging on campus.

Ragging drives student to suicide in Bihar

Patna: A first year medical college student hanged himself at his private lodge in Patna after allegedly being harassed by seniors.

Sunny Kumar, a student of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), committed suicide on Wednesday night after being ragged by seniors.

Sunny, in his early 20s, was a resident of Chapra district, and was staying at a private lodge in Mahendru locality near the college campus.

A complaint has been lodged with the police by Sunny's family in this connection. His father told police that ragging had claimed his son's life, a police official said.

A Sultanganj police station official said Sunny's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in a private lodge. "At present, police are not in a position to say what prompted him to end his life. The matter is being probed," he added.

Sunny's relatives said he had been suffering from depression after being ragged on the campus.
PMCH authorities have denied any ragging on campus.

Gopalganj doctor kiling: Medicos across state boycott work

Patna-Gopalganj: Health services were partially affected across the state with about 2600 government doctors under the banner of Bihar State Health Services Association (BSHSA) launching boycott of hospital work for 24 hours from 6 am on Tuesday against the killing of their colleague Bhuddhadev Singh at Gopalganj jail on Sunday night.

"The strike is total with doctors turning up to the hospitals but boycotting the hospital work," BSHSA General Secretary Ajay Kumar and Secretary Ranjit Kumar said.

Official sources said the strike was "partial".

In Gopalganj, the emergency and general wards wore a deserted look with doctors boycotting the work.

"We have launched the boycott of hospital work stir to protest against the killing of our colleague in Gopalganj", the leaders said.

They demanded that the state government provide a compensation of Rs one crore to the bereaved family of the deceased, besides all those including the jail officials allegedly involved in the killing be executed through speedy trial.

The state government should also immediately enact a law-- Medical Professionals Protection Act on the pattern of 12 other states, including Andhra Pradesh and ensure adequate security to the doctors on duty, they said.

Meanwhile, family members of the deceased demanded a CBI inquiry into the killing.

Expressing shock at the incident, Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi said the state government would bring the Medical Professionals Protection Bill 2011 in the coming monsoon session of the state legislature.

The state government would also ensure speedy trial of the case, he said, adding the government would also try to ensure that such incident doesn't recur in future.

The doctor, Buddhadev Singh, brother of ex-MP Satyadeo Singh, was called inside Gopalganj jail by inmate Ranjan Yadav who was suffering from chicken pox on Sunday and upon entering the jail, a group of convicts had brutally assaulted him.

The injured doctor was first admitted to a government hospital here but was then rushed to Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) after his condition deteriorated.He was declared brought dead at PMCH same evening.

An FIR has been registered against Ranjan Yadav and six other inmates, police said.

Taking serious note of the incident, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had ordered a high-level probe by state home secretary Amir Subhani. Subhani had later submitted a report to Chief Minister on circumstances leading to the death.

Nitish declines comment on Katjus remarks

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday declined to comment on Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katjus statement that the press did not enjoy freedom in the state and was harassed if they wrote against the government.

I am not required to offer any comment, Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of the 87th foundation day of the
Patna Medical College Hospital here.

However, Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, who was also present said, Press enjoys full freedom in Bihar.

We will congratulate Katjusaheb if he sees only the issue of freedom of press instead of finding out what is happening in Bihar and the steps taken by Nitish Kumar for development with justice in the state, he said.

After slamming Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over attacks on journalists in the state, Katju had
on Friday targeted the Bihar government alleging the media in the state was harassed if it wrote against the government.

Outside AIIMS canteen, Shehnaz lies waiting for death

Families hope faded when doctors at AIIMS told them to take Shehnaz away because there was no hope left for her life.
Outside AIIMS canteen, Shehnaz lies waiting for death

Surrounded by hundreds of stretchers and anxious patients outside the bustling OPD canteen of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, 17-year-old Shehnaz lies under the open sky on a sunny afternoon.

She smiles at every passer-by who cares to look at her bony structure, protruding jaws, sunken eyes, and a skin that has turned dark blue after years of battling with bone tuberculosis.

After spending 40 days outside the AIIMS campus, her parents are busy packing a set of blanket and pillows to leave for Patna. The faint flicker of hope that came the familys way faded on Saturday afternoon when doctors at the premier health institute told them to take Shehnaz away because there was no hope left for her life.

She has been under treatment at AIIMS since 2002. She had tuberculosis (TB) in the lungs. Later, doctors said it was chronic bone tuberculosis. The infection has spread to the entire body... doctors on Saturday said she may die soon, so it is better we take her back home, her father Kamruddin, 50, says.

Ab shayad kuchh nahi ho sakta... (Maybe nothing can happen now), the crestfallen fruit vendor from Khagol village in Patna told the media. He clutches all treatment-related documents and reports in his left hand, while holding his daughters arm with his other hand.

Shehnaz does not speak, only smiles and listens closely to all that happens around her. She weighs just 15 kgs and left school in 2002. Her white-and-pink bedsheet, infested with flies, tells the tale of the last 40 days.

We came to Delhi on September 12. Since then, we have been spending days either in the toilet or outside the canteen. Thankfully, we got a stretcher when we came, and nobody asks for it, considering Shehnazs condition, Kamruddin said, adding that the wards were not available.

He is under a heavy debt after spending nearly Rs.5 lakh on the treatment. His house and farm land were sold to pay medicine bills a long time back. The family stays in a rented house now.

The familys agony began in 1999 after Shehnaz, then studying in Class 3 of a local school, was diagnosed with lung TB. For around three years, she was admitted at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), after which she was referred to AIIMS.

Since 2002, Shehnaz has been visiting AIIMS every three months.

Shenazs mother Asha feeds her khichdi while Kamruddin narrated the familys journey from Patna to New Delhi. But the frail Asha soon steps in to say there have been some joyful moments in Shehnazs life.

When she was under the medical observation of a pediatrician in AIIMS, she showed tremendous signs of improvement. After some time, she was referred to two other doctors, who ruined the case, Asha said, wiping her daughters face with her sarees pallu.

She said Shehnaz was never referred to a specialised department.

We visited pediatrics and medicine OPD (out patient department). Otherwise, nobody referred us to any specialised department. We dont even know what exactly is bone TB, Asha told the media.

Bone TB, likely to attack spine and ends of long bones, may even cause paralysis in the lower half of the body. Children are especially prone to spinal tuberculosis even as 5-10 percent of TB patients suffer from this type of the disease.

Shehnaz gestures towards her father to show this correspondent her picture, which he carries in his pocket. Kamruddin says she does that whenever there is someone to meet her at the hospital gate.

It is hard to recognise she is the same girl who always spoke of becoming a teacher and educating children back in the village school, he said, slowly putting her medical papers back in his bag.

First suspected case of swine flu in Bihar

Bihars first suspected case of swine flu was reported from Aurangabad town on Saturday, an official said. Mohd Zubair, a resident of Pathantoli in Aurangabad, showed symptoms of swine flu and the doctor treating him referred him to the Patna Medical College and Hospital so that his samples could be taken and tested for swine flu, a source close to doctor said.
The patient had returned from Singapore two months ago. He had regular high fever and running nose despite treatment, the source said.

Aurangabad town is about 150 km from the state capital.

Government talks tough as Patna Medical College and Hospital strike on

PATNA: The Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH)s junior doctors strike continued for the second day on Friday, virtually paralysing the medicare facilities at the 1,675-bed government hospital, especially the emergency ward which wore a deserted look.

Two rounds of talks were held between the junior doctors and the hospital authorities on Thursday. But the deadlock persisted as the striking doctors are adamant on their demand for security to them and removal of PMCH superintendent.

According to principal secretary (health) Vyasji, a contingency plan has been chalked out by the government to handle the situation. We are requisitioning doctors from other districts; some of them have already arrived, he said. A committee has also been constituted to probe the incident of manhandling of the PMCH superintendent and deputy superintendent by the junior doctors while they were trying to persuade the agitators to call of their strike, on Thursday. The government will act tough and rusticate those involved in the manhandling incident, he said.

The 250-bed emergency ward was chock-a-block with patients prior to the strike call. On Friday, however, only 20-odd patients were in the ward as most of the patients moved to private hospitals for treatment. The inflow of patients to OPDs also came down to nearly 20 as against 500-odd on normal days. Barring few, all the patients in the emergency paediatric ward had moved to other places by Friday. Only a few children, particularly those suffering from acute encephalitis syndrome, which has claimed more than 100 lives during the last 20 days in the state, are left in the ward.

PMCH principal Dr N P Yadav said, The junior doctors have demanded the visit of health minister or principal secretary (health) to the hospital and have conveyed to us that they will not go to them. Another round of meeting is scheduled for Saturday morning.

Why the government shall meet them? They cannot hold the government to ransom, Vyasji said and added senior doctors of the hospital had been directed to provide services to the patients.

According to Dr Yadav, 14 doctors have joined the PMCH on deputation from the health services cadre. I have clear instructions from the government to take strict action against the junior doctors if they continue their strike, he said and added a list of striking junior doctors was being prepared and the same would be sent to the government. Stern measures, including cancellation of their registration, will be initiated. We are also approaching the State Human Rights Commission in this regard, Dr Yadav said.

The junior doctors went on strike from Wednesday night following a pitched battle between them and the attendants of a patient who died while undergoing treatment at the paediatric ward of the hospital.

Patna Medical College and Hospital docs on strike, patients suffer

PATNA: Junior doctors of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday night following a pitched battle between them and the attendants of a patient who died in course of treatment at the paediatric ward of the hospital.

The strike severely hit the functioning of the hospital with its emergency ward and OPD being badly affected. The patients and their attendants were a harassed lot as they were left unattended. New admissions also went down due to the ongoing strike.

The junior doctors, on Thursday, submitted a memorandum to the PMCH principal, demanding adequate security to them and removal of superintendent and deputy superintendent of the medical college. The doctors also manhandled both the superintendent and the deputy superintendent when they tried to persuade the junior doctors to call off the strike.

When contacted, PMCH principal Dr N P Yadav said, We have agreed to most of the demands of the students. If they do not withdraw their strike now, it will be construed as baseless and strict action will be taken against them. It was not only the attendants who had created a scene but the doctors also indulged in vandalism.

He said tenders had already been issued for employing ex-army men in place of civilian securitymen presently deployed on the hospital premises. They would be deployed in 15-20 days. Again, the police outpost on the PMCH premises was nearly in a defunct condition, which would be revamped with increase in security personnel and deputation of a senior grade police officer.

Meanwhile, principal secretary, health, Vyasji said, Doctors from other districts have been requisitioned to make the hospital function properly. The matter will be sorted out.

On Wednesday evening, a 14-year-old child, Bittu Kumar, was admitted to PMCH from a private nursing home in the state capital as his condition worsened there. The condition of Bittu, son of one Kishore Singh of Karnauti village under Bakhtiyarpur police station in Patna district, worsened and he later died. His attendants got infuriated and entered into a scuffle with the doctors on duty, alleging negligence on part of them. The attendants beat up the junior doctors on duty and both sides indulged in vandalism. The doctors, in protest against the incident, went on indefinite strike. They maintained that the patient was brought in a critical condition and denied any negligence on part of them.

The doctors other demands include action against the patients attendants, Dr Yadav said, adding the police have already arrested two persons in this connection, acting on the FIR lodged by the junior doctors at Pirbahore police station. He, however, strongly disagreed with the doctors demand of removal of the superintendent as he said, We will not heed this demand. They have also indulged in vandalism and manhandled him (superintendent), which has been captured by the CCTV installed on hospital premises. If they remain adamant on this point, we will be forced to take action against them as they are also on the wrong side.

The junior doctors, however, remain adamant on their demand for removal of the superintendent.

Patna Medical College and Hospital working still crippled

PATNA: The functioning of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) remained crippled for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday with junior doctors continuing their strike. The state government, however, claimed that it had taken all necessary measures to handle the situation.

Some officials of the health department might hold dialogue with the striking junior doctors at PMCH on Monday in an effort to break the impasse. On Sunday, PMCH principal Dr N P Yadav renewed his appeal to junior doctors to call off their strike.

At the same time, Yadav maintained that alternative arrangements had been made to deal with the strike and there was no obstacle in running the hospital. The alternative arrangements made for patients is working well. A team of 30 doctors has been deputed at the hospital from other places to take care of patients. A few more doctors are supposed to be deputed soon, said Yadav.

The junior doctors are demanding the removal of PMCH superintendent and arrest of those involved in beating up their colleagues on June 13 night.

Meanwhile, principal secretary, health, Vyasji said, It is unfortunate the junior doctors are spoiling their future. They should have served patients instead of getting involved in violent acts. He added, My doors are still open for the striking junior doctors. But they cannot hold the government to ransom. Why should the government meet them? He said senior doctors of the hospital had been directed to provide their services to patients.

The three-member probe team, which was constituted on June 15 to investigate the June 13 incident of manhandling of the superintendent and the deputy superintendent of PMCH by the striking doctors, would submit its report on Tuesday. The government is likely to take stern action against those found guilty.

According to hospital sources, the doctors on strike were in a mood to call off their strike on Saturday night itself had their demands been forwarded to the health department by PMCH authorities. But, somehow, this didnt happen. The junior doctors also wanted to meet some government representative at PMCH.

State govt approves additional 123 teaching posts in Patna medical college

Patna: Bihar government today approved creation of an additional 123 teaching posts in the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) that will pave the way for increase in the number of seats for post-graduate students from 100 to 150, an official said.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination and Secretariat) Ravikant told.

As per the Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines, a medical college can increase the number of seats of post-graduate students only after fulfilling the stipulated number of teaching posts, he said.

Thus, by creating an additional 123 teaching posts in the PMCH the state government has cleared the decks for increasing the number of seats for the post-graduate students from 100 to 150, Ravikant said.

The state government has approved 700 posts of teaching and non-teaching posts in the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), the Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination and Secretariat) said, adding that it will put a burden of Rs. 26.06 crores on the state exchaquer.

In another significant decision, the state government sanctioned creation of 3486 posts for computerisation and updation of land records over the next three years under the Bihar Special Survey and Settlement Act, 2011, he said.

Ravikant said that the updation and computerization of the land records has to be done in the next three years at all cost and for that the aerial suvery has been completed.

He said that the state government also decided that an MLC-MLC can recommend development works for upto Rs. one crore every year under the Chief Minister regional development scheme and the said recommendation can be made on the basis of constituency of a lawmaker.

Todays meeting crucial as Patna Medical College and Hospital doctors strike continues

PATNA: The working at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) remained paralysed on the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday as there was remote possibility of junior doctors on strike budging from their demand for the PMCH superintendents removal and the government dropping the probe into the case of manhandling senior doctors and subsequent action against the medicos, if found guilty.

PMCH principal Dr N P Yadav said if the government agreed not to take any action against the junior doctors involved in the manhandling case, the striking doctors might drop their demand of removing Dr O P Choudhary as PMCH superintendent. This is the only way left to end the stalemate now as both sides so far were rigid on their stand.

However, a senior PMCH doctor, who was also on the negotiation table, on the condition of anonymity, said, The doctors relenting on their demand of removal of superintendent is a distinct possibility. However, if the government assures the junior doctors to improve the functioning of hospital administration, the strike could end despite action being taken against the doctors in the manhandling case. Action against the superintendent will not happen overnight. It will take time, or it might not happen altogether.

All depends now on the Wednesdays meeting scheduled between the government, striking doctors, and the PMCH superintendent. Dr Yadav said the superintendents role would be reviewed at the meeting.

Dr Yadav claimed that the functioning of the hospital has improved and 13 operations were also conducted on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the committee formed by the government to probe into the manhandling case could not submit its report on Tuesday. The PMCH principal said it was not possible to submit the report within three days.

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