Maharashtra resident doctors remain on mass leave

Mumbai Resident doctor at Sion hospital attacked by patient’s relatives

Almost 4,500 Resident doctors across Mumbai and several other parts of Maharashtra went on mass leave on Monday following three incidents of violence in which several of them were where attacked, reports said.

Advocate Prashant Pophale appearing for the Maharashtra Association for Resident Doctors (MARD) pointed out that there have been three incidents wherein patients' relatives have beaten up doctors in Dhule, Mumbai (Sion Hospital) and Nashik in the last few days.

There have been at least five attacks on resident doctors in one week, including two in the past 24 hours, said Indian Medical Association (Youth) state president Sagar Mundada. It also said how can resident doctors be scared for their safety if regular doctors are continuing working. He added that the Director General of Police had assured of 400 extra armed policemen being deployed in various hospitals across the city to stop attacks on doctors. It has also asked them to initiate contempt action against those resident doctors who were on strike.

Regarding the increasing instances of violences against doctors, Chief Justice Chellur asked, "Why the public anarchy? Nevertheless, the absence of resident doctors is being felt", a senior faculty at GMCH said.

The court also directed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis-led government and the civic body to provide adequate security to doctors in all hospitals across Mumbai and Maharashtra. But Chief Justice Chellur was of the opinion that the resident doctors can not put the public at large in trouble. "But it is up to the resident doctors to take a decision over this proposal whether to resume the duty or remain away", a senior MARD official said.

While hearing a PIL filed against the ongoing doctors' strike, the Bombay High Court observed, "It is a shame on the profession, if doctors go on strike like factory men then they are unfit to be doctors". "We have already asked security guards to restrict the number of visitors per patient to two but it has not been easy to do so", he said.

"There can be some cases of negligence by doctors but mistakes may occur due to allergy, reactions, but every case cannot be negligence".

With this, the Bombay High Court ordered the striking resident doctors to join work or face action by the management.

The next hearing has been posted for Wednesday.

Implementation of Doctor Protection Act 2010 to avoid such instances in future.

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