Mumbai doctors call off strike

Residents doctors of the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital here called off their strike after the hospital management assured them that security inside the premises will be increased, an official said.

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011, 14:56 PM IST

Mumbai: Residents doctors of the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital here called off their strike after the hospital management assured them that security inside the premises will be increased, an official said.

Over 150 resident doctors of the hospital struck work early Monday to protest manhandling by relatives of some patients.

"The dean urged them to come back on duty as several other patients needed to be attended at the earliest," the hospital official said.
"The doctors relented and returned to work. More security guards have been deployed in several departments," the official added.

The decision came after the doctors met the dean of the hospital, who assured them that the matter will be taken care of and the relatives of the patient in question had been asked to behave.

The hospital, located in south-central Mumbai, is one of the main municipal hospitals in the city and treats a large number of patients.

IANS