The Maharashtra Resident Doctors Association (MARD) representatives had a meeting with the Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan on Monday, May 21.
The minister has also assured that the alarm system will be in place within a month for the doctor’s security.
While speaking to the press, Maharashtra’s Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan said, “It’s very unfortunate that the doctors are being attacked by the angry relatives of the patient. I have had a satisfactory meeting with the doctor’s representatives. We have agreed to provide them the adequate security. I have asked the department to conduct the security review. And the guards will be placed where it is necessary.”
He further added, “We have also accepted their demand to place an alarm system in case of an attack. We have assured them that the alarm will be in place within a one month. I think they will call off the strike soon.”
Meanwhile, the resident doctors have asked the state government provide them with security; otherwise they will not withdraw the strike. Resident doctors attached to Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital have decided to carry a candlelight march on Monday evening.