An official of the health department said here, "The government will have to act tough against striking doctors after the state human rights commission as well as the Patna High Court expressed unhappiness over the strike and favoured action."
About 500 junior doctors of the Patna Medical College and Hospital have struck work demanding payment of the increased stipend that was promised to them earlier.
Additional Secretary (health) Sanjeev Kumar Hans has told the striking doctors to end the strike or face action.
Hans also said the state human rights commission had even suggested that the registration of the agitating medicos be cancelled.
Their strike has already claimed 50 lives, relatives of patients allege.
The commission also directed the government to pay compensation to the families of those patients who have died due to the strike.