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Amid Outbreak, Goa Doctors Threaten Strike Over Room Sharing

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Residents medical doctors of two COVID-19 services in Goa on Saturday threatened to go on strike if an order asking them to share rooms was not withdrawn. Later in night, state well being minister Vishwajit Rane mentioned he had spoken to the chief minister to get the order rectified as per the calls for of the resident medical doctors.

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  • Last Updated: October 17, 2020, 23:54 IST
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Panaji: Residents medical doctors of two COVID-19 services in Goa on Saturday threatened to go on strike if an order asking them to share rooms was not withdrawn. Later in night, state well being minister Vishwajit Rane mentioned he had spoken to the chief minister to get the order rectified as per the calls for of the resident medical doctors.

GARD president Dr Pratik Sawant wrote to Goa medical College and Medical Hospital dean saying resident medical doctors would cease offering companies if single occupancy rooms weren’t given in South Goa District Hospital (SDGH) and ESI, the 2 premier COVID-19 remedy centres within the state. The administration desires to shift the lodging of medical doctors to twin-sharing rooms in Margao Residency, which is being utilized by the state authorities amid the outbreak, and the identical association is being made in Colva Residency in south Goa as nicely, Sawant claimed.

Twin sharing will improve the chance of an infection and subsequently the order have to be withdrawn, he mentioned. State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane later tweeted he was in settlement with the calls for of GARD and had spoken to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant requesting that the order be modified.

Rane mentioned the CM has “assured necessary instructions will be given to the collector to ensure single bedrooms are provided to the doctors of ESI hospital and South Goa District Hospital”.

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