Cameras in the inpatient wards in the emergency section have been ordered to be installed by the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India due to recurring attacks on doctors. The doctors have been targeted by relatives and miscreants in the trauma section time and again.
On 10th December 2018, the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India released a notice to all medical colleges regarding the implementation of IP based CCTV solution at the college premises as a reminder to their order released in August. "...This is to inform the colleges that the three cameras, one camera in the classroom (lecture theatre), one in the practical lab (pathology lab) and 3rd one in the OPD shall be installed..," read the notice.
The medical fraternity has constantly demanded that police personnel be posted for their safety and action to be taken against the attackers. The notion of installing cameras for safety purposes by all the medical colleges is a welcome move by the MCI. The footage captured will be under lock and key on the medical college servers and access to them will be provided only in case of any untoward incident.
Dr G. Srinivas, senior resident at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, said the decision of the MCI was welcomed. “We want the people to know that they will be watched and if they are attacking doctors action will be taken against them. It will work both ways as doctors will also have to counsel patients properly.”
Source: MCI and Deccan Chronicle