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Bombay HC scolds striking Maharashtra resident doctors, asks to file affidavit by 3pm today

The High Court Directed MARD To File An Affidavit By 3 Pm Stating That They Have No Objection If Government Takes Action Against Resident Doctors On Strike.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 24 Mar 2017, 03:39:25 PM

New Delhi :

The Bombay high court on Friday reprimands the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors’ (MARD) for not complying the high court orders and resuming duties.

The high court directed MARD to file an affidavit by 3 pm stating that they have no objection if the government takes action against resident doctors on strike.

The high court also warned the resident doctors, saying that if they do not file an affidavit by 3 pm, the high court would initiate contempt proceedings against MARD President & Secretary.

The counsel representing Maharashtra government brought to the notice of the high court, informing that 38 patients died on Thursday in Sion hospital. 

The Bombay high court had also asked the doctors to resume their work immediately. A division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice G S Kulkarni gave the directive while hearing a petition filed by activist Afak Mandaviya seeking action against the protesting doctors.

The HC had also directed the government and management of various hospitals not to take any punitive action against the resident doctors who were served notice for not resuming their duties.

Nearly 4,000 resident doctors have been striking since Monday, demanding enhanced security in the wake of a string of attacks on doctors by patients' relatives at government hospitals across the state. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis assured the attacked doctor would get medical aide borne by the state government.

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First Published : 24 Mar 2017, 02:39:00 PM

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