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Rajasthan resident doctors call off strike

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 21:43

Jaipur: Resident doctors of Rajasthan, who went on strike against alleged manhandling of medicos by a patient`s relatives in Bikaner, called of their stir on Wednesday with state government agreeing to enhance the security at hospital wards.

Resident doctors will resume work from tonight, said Surendra Bhatal, general secretary of Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors.

The state government assured that criminal cases lodged against resident doctors at the PBM hospital in Bikaner will be withdrawn, and the persons who had allegedly beaten up doctors on duty will be arrested, Bhatal said.

Ajeet Singh, spokesman at the SMS Medical Hospital here, said the government assured resident doctors of heightened security in wards with more private guards, along with strengthened infrastructure, better facilities to patients and enacting of existing act for prevention of unlawful activities inside the hospitals.
Resident doctors of all five medical colleges of the state -- Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur -- had went on strike yesterday.
On September 12, some relatives of a patient, who had died during treatment at PBM Hospital in Bikaner, had allegedly beaten up some resident doctors. They had also registered multiple cases against the medicos.


First Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 21:43
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