Brawls at hospitals due to shortage of chemists
Delhi governments tertiary care hospitals Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital and GB Pant Hospital does not have enough number of pharmacists to deal with the patients.
The shortage of pharmacists sometimes leads to brawls between pharmacists and relatives of the patients outside the pharmacy counters. Not only this, the patients claim that after standing for long hours they do not get all medicines listed in their medical prescriptions.
Hospital authorities say that ever since the Delhi government has implemented the free medicine scheme, patients queue has increased tremendously, but pharmacists are still not in full strength.
For example, at GTB Hospital, there about 35 sanctioned posts of pharmacists at the hospital, but about 21 are pharmacists are working present and remaining posts are vacant.
While administration of GTB hospital have moved the file to the Delhi government for the requirement of 50 more pharmacists Medical Director of GTB hospital said: We are talking to the State government for the need of more pharmacists and it is be done very soon.