Nashik: Irate relatives of deceased patient beat doctor, nurse

Doctor Rohit Kumar Jain

In his support, resident doctors across the State bunked work. Meanwhile, the hospital's gates have been shut and there is heavy police presence in the area.

A doctor from Sion hospital said, "In an unfortunate incident last night relatives of a patient, who was declared dead, tried to assault a first year medical residence doctor".

However, more than 70 percent of resident doctors across the city's biggest civic hospitals like KEM Hospital, JJ Hospital, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Nair Hospital have reportedly taken a "leave" today.
As per a report published by The Indian Express, Bombay High Court has asked doctors in state not to go on strike unitil the "grievance cell" that has being constituted by the government to look into their problems submits its report.

As the medical fraternity across Maharashtra is on strike, the Sion Hospital in Mumbai on Monday saw throng of crowd outside its building. Patient's relatives are many times uneducated and sometimes they attack doctors if they fail to save patient's lives.

"We are keen on increasing the number of doctors (in government hospitals) as well and have taken steps towards it".

Resident doctors, along with IMA youth wing representatives and the Maharashtra Association for Resident Doctors (MARD), were to meet mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar at 1 pm.

The emergency services were, however, not affected due to the doctors' protest, he added.

The doctors' protest followed an incident of violence at Sion hospital on Saturday.

"Both the demands have not been addressed to our satisfaction".

On Friday, patient Rekha Singh (60) was admitted for a chronic kidney ailment at Sion Hospital. After the incident, a police complaint was lodged and several of the accused were arrested.

Dr Rohan Mhamunkar was beaten up by a mob at the Dhule Hospital in Maharashtra.

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