140 seats to be filled in 2-3 days: Addl MC

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Mumbai, Apr 17 (UNI) More than 2,000 resident doctors from Maharashtra's major hospitals and 450 doctors from the peripheral ones, protesting the decrease in seats in post-graduation courses, continued their strike for the third consecutive day.

The resident doctors are also demanding an increase in the number of post - graduation courses.

Additional Municipal Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Kishore Gajbhiye, speaking to mediapersons here today, said the corporation will fill around 140 seats of doctors in the BMC hospitals, in two to three days, in order to cope with the ongoing strike of the medical students.

Mr Gajbhiye said the lecturers and teachers of medical colleges have supported the striking interns and have threatened to join the strike.

Mr Gajbhiye said that the corporation has a contingency plan to tackle the situation and for the time - being they will attend only the emergency operations and the planned ones will be postponed.

''We will be getting 110 doctors from the Public Health Wing in order to face the situation,'' Mr Gajbhiye said.

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