Mumbai: Doctors continue strike against recent incidents of violence

Dean of the KEM Hospital, Dr. Avinash Supe, assured that emergency arrangements are being made so that patients do not suffer.

By: ANI | Mumbai | Updated: March 20, 2017 11:20 am
Mumbai, Mumbai hospital, Mumbai doctor strike, doctors strike Mumbai, Sion Hospital doctor strike, doctor assualted, sion hospital, mumbai doctors, MARD doctors, dhule, dhule doctor, dhule doctor assault, Mumbai news Doctors protesting outside the OPD at Sion Hospital. (Source: ANI)

As the medical fraternity across Maharashtra is on strike, the Sion Hospital in Mumbai on Monday saw throng of crowd outside its building. The doctors are on strike due to the recent incidents of violence against doctors. This protest comes in the wake of attack on of the doctors of the hospital by a patient’s relatives on Saturday.

However, Dean of the KEM Hospital, Dr. Avinash Supe has assured that they are making all emergency arrangements so that patients do not suffer.

This was another attack after the recent Dhule incident, which took place on March 14.

The Maharashtra Police had arrested nine persons accused of beating up a doctor in a hospital at Dhule by a patient’s relatives, allegedly due to delay in treatment. Three FIRs were also lodged in connection with the case.

Earlier on March 13, a video footage of a doctor being brutally assaulted at a government hospital went viral on social media, showing a crowd, which included relatives of patients.

The incident happened on March 12 night. A probe was later ordered into the matter.

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First Published on: March 20, 2017 11:02 am
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    HASAN
    Mar 20, 2017 at 5:51 am
    I do agree that some time relative do cross their limits and Resident doctors perform under intense stress and work pressure but the patients and their relatives becomes the soft target for it. I have personal experience of rude behavior and humiliation in government Hospital Doctors are great people and society have great expectation form them. NO DOUBT THERE WOULD BE SOME DEATHS DUE TO THIS STRIKE... ULTIMATELY THE POOR PEOPLE WOULD SUFFER EVEN AFTER PAYING TAXES...
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