Junior doctors in the Emergency Wing of Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital Jammu late last night suspended work for over three hours after a group of attendants attacked the doctors of Surgery Department over non-availability of life saving drugs.
As reported earlier by STATE TIMES, there is acute shortage of drugs, life saving medicines and IV fluid in the hospital.
The doctors in the Emergency Wing asked the attendants of a sick patient to bring Diazepam injections from market despite a para-medic admitting availability of the injections in the hospital.
Diazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders, muscle spasms and also sometimes used with other medications to treat seizures.
During heated arguments and verbal duel, one of the attendants slapped a doctor for refusing injection from the hospital stores. This led to scuffle between the attendants and doctors, leading to flash strike by the latter.
After intervention of senior doctors, the work was resumed after three hours. Patients had to face tough time during the period doctors suspended their work.