Hyderabad: Days after a doctor was denied a decent burial in Chennai, a medico working at Gandhi Hospital was not allowed to enter into an apartment at Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad.
Police have registered a case after the doctor lodged a complaint and took up the issue with Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender. Dr. Snigdha, a resident in the orthopedic department of Gandhi hospital, had gone to meet her brother at Vasavi Brindavanam apartment at Mansoorabad on Wednesday.
She was stopped by the guards on the pretext that the outsiders are not allowed into the apartment. Further, when she informed that she has to collect the luggage, the apartment residents blocked the entrance. They abused and threatened her with dire consequences forcing her to beat a retreat.
On Friday evening, she took up the issue with the Health Minister. After getting an assurance, she went to Vanasthalipuram police station and lodged a formal complaint.
Based on her complaint, a case was registered against apartment residents Pasupathi, Rajeswar Rao, Lalitha, Vinay, and others under section 188, 341, 509, 506 and 34 of the IPC. Police have put the investigation on the fast-track.
Doctors working in COVID-19 wards asked to vacate rented homes
Around 150 house surgeons who completed MBBS course from the Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) in Warangal and work as house surgeons in the MGM hospital, were asked to vacate. Most of these interns who hail from various parts of the state stay in rented houses nearby the hospital in the surroundings of Pochamma Maidan and Gopala Swamy temple until they complete their one year internship in the MGM hospital.
In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the house owners are allegedly asking them to vacate their houses. A house surgeon working in MGM hospital has shared their woes on Facebook. It said one the owners called the doctors ‘dirty’ because he works in the hospital. “Our campus isolation wards were converted into isolation wards by the state government. We are working in the without any protective equipment during this pandemic, without any holiday, without any stipend since five months while the nation is in lockdown,” the post read.