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Doctors at Mumbai civic hospital on strike

The resident doctors of a civic-run hospital here went on an indefinite strike from today after the relatives of a ten-month-old girl allegedly assaulted one of their colleagues following her death.



Mumbai: The resident doctors of a civic-run
hospital here went on an indefinite strike from today after the relatives of a ten-month-old girl allegedly assaulted one of their colleagues following her death.

Sajida Siddiqui, who was admitted in the Pediatric
Intensive Critical Care unit of the Lokmanya Tilak (Sion)
Hospital here, died late last night following which the angry relatives physically assaulted a resident doctor, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) officials said.

"Patient care is not affected in the hospital because of
our strike since we are withdrawing slowly as and when the
seniors and lecturers come to take their positions," MARD
officials said.

Though it has not set any time frame for the strike but
wanted an "urgent and serious solution" to end such incidents
in the hospital wards.

The doctors` representatives are having talks with senior
civic officials to arrive at a solution.

"If the solution is found immediately, we will call off the strike," the officials said.
The officials of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
and the Dean of the hospital were not available for comment on
the issue.

Meanwhile, according to MARD sources, the resident doctors
from KEM Hospital and Nair Hospital in Mumbai and all the
civic-run hospitals in Aurangabad have also joined the strike.

PTI

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