NPDA threatens to shutdown hospitals

DIMAPUR, AUG 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/6/2020 12:08:34 PM IST

Asserting that healthcare professionals were being denied access/entry to their own homes in their respective colonies, the Nagaland Private Doctors Association (NPDA) has threatened that the private hospitals would be compelled to withdraw all essential services and close down hospitals anytime if the responsible authority failed to take appropriate action against the defaulters.

In a representation addressed to the deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur, the NPDA president Dr. Victo Wotsa pointed out that the workforce of a hospital was brought down to half since doctors, nursing staff, paramedics, administrative staffs and sanitation workers were banned from executing their duties in hospital by their respective colonies for fear of contracting Covid-19 from them.
NPDA also said that doctors, nursing staffs, paramedics, administrative staffs and sanitation workers, have been denied access/entry to their own homes in their respective colonies after working long stressful hours in the understaffed hospitals/clinics/nursing homes. 
The association stated that the colony youth/in-charge oftentimes demand Covid-19 negative test report for entry into the colony. 
Further, NPDA said that private hospitals were faced with innumerable hardships on a daily basis and with further reduction in workforce and social stigma; most hospitals and diagnostic centres have closed doors hampering emergency services for those non-covid high-risk patients and general patients. 
Despite several reminders, notices and circulars, NPDA said the public in their respective colonies have failed to understand the value of healthcare professionals and their allied services threatening the only lifeline of the public.


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