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People wait outside Sion Hospital, Doctors continue strike

Mumbai, March 20:People wait outside Sion Hospital as resident doctor’s across state continue strike over thrashing of a doctor by patient’s relatives.

The medical fraternity across Maharashtra is on strike, on Monday staged a silent protest outside OPD. The protesting doctors demanded security while working at hospital.

 

Doctors is on strike due to the recent incidents of violence against doctors.

The protesters held placards with slogans like ‘Stop violence against doctors’ and ‘Don’t harm your life-savers’ written on them.

This protest comes after an attack on the doctors of the Sion hospital by a patient’s relatives on Saturday.

Doctor Rohit Kumar of Sion Hospital was allegedly beaten up by a patient’s relative, who lost his life.

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

A doctor from Sion hospital said, “In an unfortunate incident last night relatives of a patient, who was declared dead, tried to assault a first year medical residence doctor. Luckily, they were stopped in time by security personnel. But, the resident doctor was hit mildly. It was traumatic.”

“An FIR was immediately lodged and three people were arrested in this connection,” the doctor said adding, “We are in the process of establishing stricter protocols to prevent such occurrences. We are fast-tracking creation of new security posts, filling up vacant posts and installing more CCTV cameras.”

About 75 percent of doctors are resident doctors across major hospitals including KEM, JJ Sion and Nai.

Wefornews Bureau

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