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Resident doctors in Maharashtra call off their strike, resumes duties

Resident Doctors In Maharashtra Called Off Their 5 Day Long Strike On Friday Night And Resumed Duties After Meeting With Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 25 Mar 2017, 08:37:00 AM
Resident doctors in Maharashtra call off their strike, resumes duties

New Delhi:

Resident doctors in Maharashtra called off their 5 day long strike on Friday night and resumed duties after meeting with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

All the 40,000 doctors have reported back to work immediately.

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors said in a statement that their meeting with the Chief Minister on Friday night was satisfactory.

“The state government have issued a letter of assurances and we feel our demands are being addressed. We have asked our members to resume to the duty from Saturday morning,” the statement said.

Due to the strike, total 135 patients have died in 3 BMC Hospitals of Mumbai due to non availability of emergency services.

CM Fadnavis during his meeting with IMA representatives informed that security has been provided in 16 hospitals since Thursday and it assured that the government will provide more security in the coming 10 days.

The chief minister had earlier in a strict voice criticised doctors for letting patients die.

Also Read: Bombay HC scolds striking Maharashtra resident doctors, asks to file affidavit

The Bombay high court on Friday reprimanded 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 stating that they have no objection if the government takes action against resident doctors on strike.

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First Published : 25 Mar 2017, 07:12:00 AM