Doctor assault: ‘Show us the security; we will join work’ resident doctors to govt

The MARD representatives met Maharashtra Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan, on Monday. The doctors say, the meeting was satisfactory, but they will continue with the strike. The minister assured to beef up the security in the hospital

Doctor assault: ‘Show us the security; we will join work’ resident doctors to govt

On Monday, May 21, doctors from Cama, GT, and St George Hospital, wore black ribbons at work to show the solidarity.

On Monday, the representatives of MARD had a meeting with Girish Mahajan, Maharashtra Medical Education Minister.

Dr Aakash Mane, General Secretary, MARD, while speaking to My Medical Mantra, said, “Our meeting with Mahajan was fruitful. We have asked the government to show us the security on the ground and we are ready to join our duties soon after that.”

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Amol Hikre, Secretary of Central MARD, said, “We had a satisfactory meeting with Girish Mahajan. He has assured us that the security at the hospital will be beefed up. Moreover, a survey will be carried out to take appropriate steps to provide security. If we are satisfied with the survey, we will join back as soon as possible.”

As a provisional measure, the hospital administration has postponed the surgeries as well.

Dr Mukund Tayde, Medical Superintendent of GT hospital, said, “The resident doctors of GT hospital have also backed JJ hospital’s doctors. The senior doctors are working in the hospital to make sure that patients are not affected.”

On Monday, the resident doctors from civic-run Sion Hospital had also lent their support to the JJ hospital doctors. Also, doctors from Cama, GT, Sion and JJ hospital wore black ribbons at work to show solidarity.

Meanwhile, resident doctors from Mumbai’s civic-run KEM will carry a candlelight march on Monday evening to express their solidarity to the doctors at JJ Hospital.