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Doctors’ strike hits health services in Maharashtra

Around 4,000 resident doctors across Maharashtra have gone on an indefinite strike starting on Thursday in support of their demands, severely affecting healthcare facilities in the state.

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Nearly 4,000 doctors across Maharashtra have gone on an indefinite strike from Thursday in support of their various demands, a move that is likely to affect medical services in public hospitals in the city and elsewhere. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Patients suffer as doctors in Maharashtra strike work at KEM Hospital at Parel. Resident doctors and medical interns struck work at all medical colleges across the state, stating that their charter of demands be fulfilled. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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The hospitals are juggling with remaining staff to handle the patient load, specially thousands visiting the out patient departments. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Patients waiting outside the KEM hospital at Parel. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde, who met a delegation of MARD, said the government is positive towards their demands and appealed to the doctors to call of the strike. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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While medical education minister Vinod Tawde on Wednesday tweeted that all the demands have been positively accepted by the government following a meeting with members of MARD, the resident doctors claim a similar meeting took place on June 12 with no outcome and only “verbal assurances”. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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The doctors demand for at least two months leave for both, pregnancy and tuberculosis treatment. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Dr TP Lahane, dean at the state run JJ Hospital, said that 413 resident doctors are on strike and 700 senior level doctors have been called on duty. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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The 10-long pending demands presented by MARD revolve around bond issues, leaves, stipend and security problems. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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According to hospital administrations, lecturers, assistant professors and professors have been asked to report on duty to compensate for the gap. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)