JJ Hospital Row: Doctors of Mumbai’s Sion Hospital hold strike

Mumbai , Sion Hospital

Mumbai, May 21: As a mark of solidarity, Resident doctors of Mumbai’s Sion Hospital are holding a protest on Monday against alleged assault of two resident doctors at JJ Hospital by a patient’s family.

The Out of patient (OPD) service will be affected due to strike.

The security beefed up outside the hospital to avoid any kind of happening.

Earlier, doctors at the JJ Hospital staged a protest on Saturday after two resident doctors were thrashed by relatives of a patient who died there.

The incident took place when the patient who was being treated for a gall bladder ailment died on Saturday. The family members of the patient alleged that it was due to negligence on the doctors’ part, news agency ANI reported.

CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media showing patient’s relatives vandalising a ward of the hospital.

Four members of the patient’s family were held by the police for the alleged assault, while one person is absconding.

“Both doctors and one policeman sustained minor injuries. We have registered a case. Four people have been arrested, one person is absconding,” a police official stated.

All four have been sent to the judicial custody by a local court.


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