Bhubaneswar: 17/6/19:Healthcare services in Odisha were affected today as doctors resorted to a 24-hour cease-work in the wake of the recent assault on their counterparts in West Bengal.
Emergency services remained functional but Out Patient Department (OPD) services came to a grinding halt at hospitals across the state. The stir will continue till June 18 (6 am).
G & UG Students’ Association of the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack has announced closure of non-emergency services from 9 am to 5 pm today.
Odisha branch Secretary of IMA Janmejaya Mohapatra said: “We have requested the patients to cooperate with us for the day.”
The Odisha government said there is no major impact on the health services following the strike.
The one-day token strike has been called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in support of the junior doctors’ stir at NRS Me