NEIGRIHMS resident doctors call off ‘total shutdown’ after meeting with Hek
SHILLONG | April 04, 2019:
The NEIGRIHMS Resident Doctors' Association (NRDA) on Thursday called off the 'total shutdown' of medical services following a meeting with Meghalaya Health Minister, AL Hek , who assured the former of 'seriously'. looking into the matter.
The 'total shutdown' of medical services was called by the NRDA starting April 4 in protest against the 'autocratic' and 'dictatorial' attitude of the institute's Director, Dr DM Thappa.
However, a day after the announcement, Meghalaya Health Minister, AL Hek on Thursday appealed to the agitating doctors to call off their agitation.
"I strongly feel that such a shutdown of medical services has the potential to disrupt healthcare and is bound to greatly affect and inconvenience patients. It may even result in loss of valuable lives which is unacceptable, unfortunate and completely avoidable," Hek said.