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Maha resident docs on 1-day strike in support of agitating WB junior doctors


PTIMumbai
Updated: 14-06-2019 12:36 IST
Maha resident docs on 1-day strike in support of agitating WB junior doctors

Doctors posted on emergency duties will not participate in the protest," a resident doctor, who is a member of MARD, said. Image Credit: Twitter (@ANI)

Around 4,500 resident doctors in Maharashtra stayed away from work Friday in solidarity with the ongoing junior doctors' protest in West Bengal. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) said junior doctors at government hospitals in the state will not perform surgeries or attend to out-patient departments (OPDs) between 8 am and 5 pm Friday.

However, emergency services will not be affected, it said. "We will not be treating any patients in routine OPDs or carry out surgeries or take rounds of wards. Doctors posted on emergency duties will not participate in the protest," a resident doctor, who is a member of MARD, said.

Junior doctors in West Bengal are on strike since Tuesday demanding better security at the workplace after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata allegedly by relatives of a patient who died at the hospital. The Indian Medical Association has declared Friday "All India Protest Day" against the assault on junior doctors.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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