Mumbai : Doctors of various hospitals in Maharashtra remained out off work, declaring strike, standing in solidarity against the recent brutal attack on junior doctors at a hospital in West Bengal.
The doctors from government medical colleges and hospitals in Maharashtra and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in Mumbai are participating in the agitation on Friday.
The doctors are protesting against alleged security lapses which resulted in relatives of a patient attacking junior doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata on June 11.
A similar attack on three resident doctors in Mumbai’s J.J. Hospital last year had affected medical services in the city after a strike was called till the government looked into the matter of security at government hospitals.
The doctors have demanded deployment of strong and trained security personnel in hospitals for controlling crowds.
“Security in hospitals across the country needs to be strengthened. The current Central government, including the Health Minister and Defence Minister, should look into the fraternity’s needs. Courts should enforce strong punishment against the culprits so that there will be no incidents like this henceforth,” AMI President Hrushikesh Mankar said.