Indore: Facing the brunt of doctors’ strike that claimed many innocent lives in Rajasthan, the poor patients have been continuously migrating to Madhya Pradesh for treatment.

Nearly 400 patients from Jhalawar, Chittor and Pratapgarh areas of Rajasthan are visiting the hospitals in Mandasur, Ratlam, Neemuch districts in Madhya Pradesh.

According to Mandasur Civil Hospital CMO Dr Shyam Sundar Verma, there has been an increase of around 50 patients per day in the hospital and the work load on the doctors has also spiraled up.

“Several patients in serious stage have also been referred to hospitals here,” said Verma.

The strike by Rajasthan doctors has entered its tenth day on Friday as around 50 patients have lost their due to the agitation.

In spite of emergency measures incorporated by the government like involving army doctors and services of private hospitals, they are proving to be falling short of expectation.

With such an enormous patient casualty rate, the doctors are facing double wrath of the government as well as the social organizations.

While the government has issued warning to sack and transfer them to rural areas with just a 24 hour notice to join duty, social and trade organizations also demonstrated against the doctors in Kota, Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner and Churu districts.

JPN/Bureau