Maha: MARD doctors call off strike, resume duty

Doctors from around 16 colleges had withdrawn their services. The doctors were protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill and increase of stipend amount The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involved more than 4,000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. The state government had also proposed to impose the MESMA Act over resident doctors if […]

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Maha: MARD doctors go on indefinite strike over NMC Bill, stipend issue

The residents from government medical colleges in Mumbai are protesting at Azad Maidan. The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involves more than 4000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. Their main demand from central government to reconsider the draconian NMC Bill as few things in it is unacceptable. The aspect of community health providers is one […]

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Maha: Doctor attacked by patient’s father, 1,500 doctors go on strike

Recently, a 4-year-old boy was admitted to Dr Meher Hospital. The boy was suffering from pneumonia. After five days of treatment boy’s condition improved, the child’s father came to meet the doctors and demanded for immediate discharge of his son. The father insisted for immediate discharge and abused the doctor. The father suddenly started punching […]

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The grim reality of medical students in India

Doctor’s strike: Maharashtra intern doctors determined to go on strike from June 13 

2,300 intern doctors from 18 medical and dental college in Maharashtra, have threatened to go on strike from June 13 The Director of Medical Education and Research, Dr Pravin Shingare on Monday, June 11 held a meeting with the protesting doctors But, the doctors said they have decided to continue the strike as the state […]

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Mumbai: Resident doctors from JJ Hospital withdraw strike

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The resident doctors from Mumbai’s state-run JJ Hospital have withdrawn their strike after four days.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 […]

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Nurse assaulted in Kerala, 400 doctors and their staffs goes on strike

Nurse assaulted in Kerala, 400 doctors and their staffs go on strike

Around 11 am on Thursday morning, as Shyamala Bhai, a nurse entered the GLP School in Mallapuram district in Edavur, Kerala; she noticed the usual hue and cry from people outside. It didn’t seem like a very surprising sight at first because that was always the case with vaccination programmes in the state. Vaccination programmes […]

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Administration and government responsible for divide between patients and doctors

I think it’s unfortunate that the recent events have been turned into a Doctors vs Patients battle – at least in government-municipal hospitals. Patients are aggrieved because they did not get the support they expected. Their unhappiness starts from the shoddy registration desk (reception doesn’t exist), running around for forms for hours, terrible infrastructure, no […]

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Doctor assaulted, but withdraws complaint

Bombay High Court orders doctors to resume duties, directs state to provide security

The Bombay High Court on Thursday, ordered the striking resident doctors to resume their duties with immediate effect. The High Court in its ruling also directed the State government to take necessary steps and provide adequate security to all the government hospitals and colleges, so that the resident doctors can continue their duties without fear. […]

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