Follow Us:
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Resident doctors protest assault on colleague

The meeting was held with the BMC where doctors placed demands for more CCTV cameras and security guards.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
April 21, 2015 1:16:06 am
doctor protest, BMC, CCTV camera, doctors security, state run hospitals, Doctors of Sion Hospital observed a one-day strike. (Source: Express Photo by Kevin D’Souza)

Resident doctors observed a silent protest across all state-run hospitals, Monday, following the incident of assault on a Sion-hospital posted resident doctor on Saturday last week.

Dr Ramesh Rathod, a resident doctor in Sion hospital’s medicine department, was initially threatened and later beaten up by a patient’s friend, Irfan Ahmad Ikrar, in the hospital.

The patient Arif Nikam was admitted in the hospital’s general ward when the incident happened but he soon fled after the hospital started investigating into the incident.


Best of Express Premium
How Rampur, Azamgarh were won: Behind BJP chipping away of SP votesPremium
Rationalisation, reforms may test Centre-state relations at GST meetPremium
Clampdown and unclear policy prompt crypto exchange founders to leave IndiaPremium
Explained: What is the 2/3rds rule in anti-defection law?Premium

Dr Harshal Sathe, attached with Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), said, “This time we only shut the out patient department services. The operation theatres and emergency procedures were on. Bit it’s time our security is taken care of.”

A meeting was held with the civic body’s additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh where doctors from Sion hospital put up their demands to incorporate more CCTV cameras and recruit more security guards. Currently, out of 131 sanctioned posts, 31 are lying vacant. “A committee has been now formed in Sion hospital by the dean to tackle cases of assault on doctors,” Sathe said.

Additionally, the AMC has now assured to start contractual recruitment of more security guards within two weeks.

Express Subscription Do not hit the wall, subscribe for the best coverage out of India starting at just $5 per month

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard