SKIMS resident doctors suspend strike

SKIMS resident doctors suspend strike
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Srinagar: Resident Doctors of SKIMS, Soura Saturday suspended their strike following the slew of measures taken by the Institute’s Governing Body.
The doctors’ body RDA SKIMS said: “With the matter now being entirely sub-judice & a pending enquiry so in the greater interest of patient care we are suspending our strike.”
“We expect a time bound, honest and earnest findings from the enquiry as per law of the land. We hope justice prevails and justice triumphs.”
“Following the sequence of events which have surfaced in regard to current situation, RDA SKIMS has the following remarks to add
1. The idea of resident’s agitation was to highlight the gross violation of norms, lack of proper trial & to uphold the dignity of the highest chair of medical fraternity in J&K. We believe we said and we stood for what people could not. We have represented the shortcomings via our agitation.
2. The Court of law also upheld our sentiments by staying the order of attachment of Director SKIMS which is a moral victory for us.
3. The result of our strike forced an emergency meeting of Governing Body Meet. GBM has asked for an enquiry to investigate the matter. Governing Body also appointed an interim Director from the SKIMS Medical Fraternity (Rather than a bureaucrat) which is a very welcome step,” the RDA said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Medical Faculty, administration and other supportive services staff of SKIMS greeted Prof. Omar Javed Shah today on assuming the charge of Director SKIMS/Ex-officio Secretary to Govt. They assured full cooperation and supportto the Director for betterment of the patient care.