Protesting doctors of Maharashtra call off strike

The resident doctors of Maharashtra have called off strike on Friday. They had been staging protest since Monday against raging attacks and lack of security among the fraternity.

The doctors called off strike after assurance of their safety by the state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Dr Parthiv Sanghvi, Secretary of the IMA said, “CM Devendra Fadnavis has promised to fulfil our demands of providing adequate security.” He was quoted as saying by CNN News 18.

The Bombay high court had on Thursday instructed all doctors to resume work, and had also asked the government to provide adequate security at government hospitals.

Fadnavis appealed to doctors to resume their work, saying, “As the head of state, I am willing to plead with doctors with folded hands to get them back to work. But this will be the last time. After this it will be strict action. We cannot show any mercy nor forgive doctors who are leaving patients to die.”

The doctors of other parts of the country have been protesting to express their solidarity with the Maharashtra doctors. Several doctors in Delhi and Guwahati were seen working in the hospitals wearing helmet.

Source: Media reports

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