With the Odisha
government asking director A K Pujahari to go on leave, the
junior doctors of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical
Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla ended their cease work
and resumed duty on Saturday.
Prakash Mohapatra took over as the new director
in-charge of the institute.
The junior doctors were on a stir to press for their
demands since November 17.
The cease work of the 240 junior doctors and 150 house
surgeons of the institute impacted health services at the
biggest healthcare centre of western Odisha.
"Considering the greater interest of the patients who
depend on VIMSAR for health services, we have decided to
postpone the cease work. The house surgeons will also join
their duty and the undergraduate students will attend the
classes," Vice-president of Junior Doctors Association,
Himanshu Mishra said.
The agitation made the Odisha government form a team
to conduct a probe into allegations against Pujahari of
indulging in unproven clinical practices for treating cancer
After the inquiry, the state government served a
show-cause notice to the director and sent him on leave on
Pujahari said he has been given three days to reply
to the show-cause notice. "I will reply and if I fail to reply
in the stipulated period, I may ask for some more time. I will
abide by the direction of the government," he said.
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