- 400 resident doctors of the Maharashtra’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals went on indefinite strike from Saturday, May 19.
- The resident doctors have staged a protest inside the premises of JJ Hospital on today afternoon
- The Nurses Federation have also lent their support to the strike called on by the doctors. The nurses have decided to go on a token strike for two hours
- The workers union has also lent their support to the doctors strike
The medical service in Maharashtra’s state-run Sir JJ Group of hospital is likely to be affected as resident doctors have called an indefinite strike from Saturday, May 19. The doctors went on strike after their colleagues were assaulted by angry relatives of a patient on Saturday morning.
While Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Sarang Donarkar, President of the resident doctors association (MARD) in JJ hospital said, “400 resident doctors have called an indefinite strike, we have stopped working as well. For the past one-and-half years we have been demanding security. The state government had provided security, but now the number has been reduced. This is the first time that a female resident doctor has been assaulted by the patients angry relatives. The state government should provide adequate security to the doctors. Our demand is to make provision for an alarm system in case a doctor has been attacked. Unless our demands are met we will not call off the strike, our strike will continue.”
The nurses federation has also shown their support to the doctors. Kavita Thombre, Joint-secretary of the Nurses Federation said, “The nurses have lent their support to the doctors. We have stopped work for two hours. We condemn this incident a Female doctor and a nurse were attacked inside the cabin. We will decide the future course of action after consulting the members of the nurses federation.”