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Health services paralysed

By Our Staff Reporter

ANANTAPUR, OCT. 6. Health services in the Government General Hospital attached to the medical college here were completely paralysed for the second day in a row, due to the agitation of the doctors with the demand of withdrawal of cases against the doctors and medicos of Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

Doctors of the teaching hospital boycotted even emergency duties today, putting inpatients and outpatients with severe health problems to discomfort.

About 1,000 patients, a majority of whom had come from outside Anantapur, had to return without treatment.

The doctors did not to treat even a patient, Laxmidevi, from Tadipatri, who was rushed here after suffering a paralytic stroke.

Tension at hospital

Tension prevailed on the hospital premises for about an hour as the outpatients led by two students from Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) questioned the doctors over the boycott of their duties.

he two students, Srikanth and Kishore, had an argument with a doctor (Rangaswamy) that they had brought a patient whose condition was not good.

Initially the doctor refused treatment but when he asked the two to bring in the `patient' in the two students tried to flee.

While Kishore succeeded Srikanth was caught by the police.

He stated that they did not accompany any patient but had come to the hospital to press for treatment of the poor coming from different parts.

Emergency cases

The police left the student later after a group of students from the university met them.

The doctors started allowing emergency cases into the hospital and took up treatment after the incident, during which the kin of outpatients too vent their anger on the doctors.

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