PMCH doctors resort to strike, call off later

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Patna, May 7: Services at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here came to grinding halt after junior doctors went on a lightning strike in the premier government hospital demanding proper security.

However, the strike was withdrawn yesterday after nearly ten hours and doctors resumed their work at night after the higher authorities intervened and assured them of enough security, particularly from the outsiders.

Official sources here today informed that the junior doctors resorted to the flash strike after some of their colleagues were allegedly assaulted and absued by the relatives of some patients in the hospital premises.

Demanding an immediate action against the alleged offenders, the doctors also charged them with threatenting with dire consequences.

The incident took place after the relatives of an indoor patient, failing to arrange prescribed medicines, vent his anger on the attending medico and his colleagues present there charging them with unnecessarily harassing him under a heat wave condition, prevailing outside.

This soon resulted in exchange of blows by both the parties.

Meanwhile, the police camp inside the hospital compound had been strengthened to ensure proper security to the medicos.

UNI

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