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Patients stranded at AIIMS, Safdarjung

As resident doctors of AIIMS and Safdarjung hospitals joined the nationwide strike on Friday, patients here had a harrowing time.

Those who reached AIIMS in the morning to avoid the crowds were told that the OPD would remain shut till 2 p.m. Isha Kohli, a patient at AIIMS OPD, said she had to wait for around three hours. “After I waited for a long time, they said I would have to take another appointment as the OPD was closed,” Ms. Kohli said.

A follow-up patient, Famida Zamaruddin, was unable to consult her doctor. “I came early in the morning ...

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