Mumbai: Sewree TB hospital Nurses on strike, patients suffer

Nurses from Mumbai's Sewree TB hospital have gone on strike. They are protesting against the action taken by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) against the nursing staff

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  • The nursing staff of Mumbai’s SawreeTB hospital is on strike since Thursday, October 4, morning 
  • Nurses are protesting against the suspension of their colleague by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) 
  • Last week the BMC had suspended one nurse and three others were transferred after taking a disciplinary action  

In order to protest against the BMC’s decision to suspend one nurse, the nursing staff from Mumbai’s Sewree TB hospital has gone on a flash strike on Thursday, October 4.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lalit Anande, Medical Superintendent of the Sewree TB hospital said, “The nurses have gone on a strike since morning. They have gathered inside the hospital premises. There is no one to take care of the patients, those who are admitted into the hospital.”

Last week, 6 children those who were undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s TB hospital were forced to leave the hospital. The family had alleged that the nurses had thrown them out of the hospital. Taking cognizance of the matter, the BMC administration had taken strict action against the rude nurses. The administration had suspended one nurse and had transferred three others.