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Maharashtra doctors join 'cease work' in solidarity with Kolkata fraternity

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Around 4,500 doctors started their one day strike to express solidarity with their counterparts, an office-bearer said here on Friday.

The medicos, affiliated to of Resident Doctors (MARD), stopped attending to patients in all the 26 government hospitals in the state simultaneously.

told IANS the doctors will keep off all routine duties between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and the hospital administration has been informed to ensure all other services are not hampered or patients inconvenienced.

A large number of doctors gathered outside the with banners, posters and placards to express solidarity with the doctors who were assaulted in

Similar protests were also being held in Pune, and by members who are demanding adequate protection for their counterparts in

The protests erupted on Tuesday morning in Kolkata's state-run bringing the to a standstill, after a junior doctor was allegedly beaten up by the kin of a 75-year-old patient who died there late on Monday night.

The family members of the deceased patient alleged medical negligence. An intern named sustained a in the attack and has been admitted in the intensive care unit of the in Kolkata's Park Circus area.



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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 10:56 IST