Maharashtra Doctors’ Strike: Protesting Doctors Call Off Strike, Expected To Resume Work

Doctors who have been on strike in Maharashtra since Monday, protesting violence against the fraternity and lack of security, called off their strike. Doctors in Sion hospital are expected to resume work soon. The Bombay High Court Thursday ordered all doctors to resume work while directing the government to provide adequate security at government hospitals. Meanwhile Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, in a hard hitting statement in the Maharashtra state assembly, said that doctors cannot hold patients hostage. Fadnavis went on to say that the state government spent several lakhs of rupees form taxpayer’s money to provide students with medical education. Fadnavis also condemned the attacks on the doctors and informed that an action against those who attacked the doctors has been initiated.