300 surgeries cancelled in the JJ group of hospitals

Daily News & Analysis, April 27, 2011 About 300 planned surgeries in the JJ group of hospitals were cancelled on Tuesday after nearly 1,500 nurses belonging to the Maharashtra Government Nursing Federation went on a token strike. However, emergency work went on without any interruptions. “We did not plan a single surgery for today. All the emergency operations went well,” said Dr TP Lahane, dean of JJ hospital. Meanwhile a 70-year-old man was rushed to the JJ hospital with a skull fracture. There was a slight delay in the surgery as one of the nurses had locked the neurosurgery operation theatre which had to be opened. The man was finally operated upon. ... 300