Hyderabad: A day after a final-year resident doctor of Osmania General Hospital (OGH) suffered a head injury after a ceiling fan fell on her, the resident doctors of the hospital on Tuesday protested against the administration by wearing helmets while working.

The incident occurred in room number 226 of the hospital's dermatology department located in the out­patient block on the first floor. Patients were not present when the accident occurred. The resident doctor, Bhuvaneswari, was working when the fan fell on her after its hinges broke. One of its blades hit her, causing an injury to her head.

"Luckily, only the blade hit her. If the motor had fallen on her, her condition would have been different," said Dr. P. Rohith, former president of JUDA at OGH.

He added that they are protesting because they did not have any safety in their own hospital while discharging their duties in the OPDs. "The administration should check and inspect regularly each room and equipment in the hospital. Otherwise, these accidents will happen regularly," said Dr. Rohith.

It should be recalled that the main building of OGH was closed last year after rain dilapidated the building. The wards have been shifted to the OP and Quli Qutub Shah buildings. The doctors however are not satisfied with the infrastructure.

"This is not the first time we are protesting about the conditions of the buildings. Since the old building was closed, we have asked higher officials to provide us space to practice. They promised us a new operation theatre. A block at Gandhi Medical College has been turned into an operation theatre complex and we are happy with it, serving people with whatever resource we get. But the old hospital building has been closed and the fourth floor of Quli Qutub Shah building converted into wards. The old building wards cannot be dumped into a single ward. It's unsatisfactory. We still need operation theatres for each specialty. We are still looking for solutions," said Rohith.

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