Junior doctors call off strike, RJD MLA surrenders

Last Updated: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 21:21

Gaya/Patna: The indefinite strike by junior
doctors in Bihar demanding arrest of an RJD MLA, whose bodyguards had fired at them in a Gaya hospital, was Friday called off after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar assured them of
adequate security.

A delegation of Patna Medical College and Hospital
(PMCH) Junior Doctors Association led by its secretary D Kumar
called on the chief minister this afternoon.

"The chief minister has assured us that the state
government will provide full security to the doctors", Kumar said.

Meanwhile, the senior RJD MLA Surendra Yadav, whose
security guards had fired at the doctors, today surrendered
before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gaya, R N
S Pande, which remanded him in 14 days judicial custody.

Giving details of the meeting with the chief minister,
Kumar said he also assured them of enacting a suitable law
(Medical Profession Security Act) on the pattern of the one in
Andhra Pradesh besides introduction of a residential scheme
for them.
"Soon after meeting Kumar, we had an emergency meeting
and decided to call off the strike with immediate effect",
Kumar said. The strike had begun on Monday.

The indefinite strike by the medicos against the
firing by the MLA`s bodyguards at Anugraha Narayan Medical
College and Hospital (ANMCH) at Gaya on Sunday had affected
the functioning of medical colleges and hospitals in Bihar.
The two bodyguards of Yadav, a four-time MLA from
Belagunj in Gaya and a minister in the erstwhile Rabri Devi
government, had allegedly fired at junior doctors at ANMCH and
injured three of them after a heated argument between the
medicos and the legislator over `delay` in treating a patient.

Both the bodyguards have been arrested and are in
judicial custody.


First Published: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 21:21

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