Mumbai: Resident doctors from JJ Hospital withdraw strike

After continuous deliberations and talks with the state government on the issue of security, the doctors from JJ Hospital have finally resumed their duties

Mumbai: Resident doctors from JJ Hospital withdraw strike

  • The resident doctors from Mumbai’s state-run JJ Hospital have withdrawn their strike after four days.
  • The state government has kept their promise and has beefed up the security inside Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, as asked by the doctors.
  • The resident doctors were on strike since the last four days, after two of their colleagues were assaulted by angry relatives of a patient.

The resident doctors are now satisfied with the security measures undertaken by the state government.

On Tuesday, Maharashtra’s Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan met with the dean and the officers of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER). He also had a meeting with the delegation of the protesting doctors, as well.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan said, “The doctors have withdrawn the strike. The state government has beefed up the security. We have accepted their demands and alarm system will be also in place over the next few days.”

Dr Akash Mane, General Secretary, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), said, “We are satisfied with the security arrangements in the hospital now. Our main concern was the security of the doctors. We have resumed work now. The Maharashtra government has accepted all our demands.”

On Saturday, May 19, two resident doctors were assaulted by the angry relatives of a patient at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital. Citing the security concerns the resident doctors had gone on a mass leave and the doctors from GT, St George, Cama and Albless Hospital had also supported their strike.