After going back and forth on whether to call off the strike or not, the Indian Medical Association (Maharashtra) has decided to withdraw the doctors’ protest in the state after meeting Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in afternoon on Friday (March 24).
At least 40,000 doctors, along with medical teachers, medical interns, pathologists and radiologists associations, had gone on an indefinite strike to support resident doctors who were protesting rising assaults on doctors across the state. Around 4,500 resident doctors in the state’s medical colleges were on an indefinite leave on March 20, crippling the health-care services in public-run hospitals.
“IMA had a successful talk with CM Devendra Fadnavis, Minister of Health Dr Deepak Sawant, Minister of Medical Education Girish Mahajan and state Home Minister Dr Ranjit Patil. All our demands have been met. We are therefore calling off the doctors strike,” said Dr Shivkumar Utture, Treasurer, IMA.
Below are the updates of the Day 5 of strike before IMA decided to call off the strike.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis takes a tough stand on the ongoing doctors’ strike
Bombay High Court’s stand on doctors’ strike