Safdarjung Hospital medicos call off strike in Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (ANI): Around 1200 doctors of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital have called off their strike after they were assured of more security.

Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi intervened to bring the strike to an end.

Earlier in the day, the doctors had opened a parallel Out Patient Department (OPD) near the emergency wing of the hospital to cater to patients

The doctors, including medical students, of the hospital went on strike on Tuesday demanding deployment of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the hospital's security after one of their colleagues was allegedly heckled by relatives of a patient.

The doctors claimed one of their female colleagues was manhandled by some outsiders on Sunday, when a patient succumbed to dengue.

They said the hospital administration had failed to ensure the security of doctors despite the issue being taken up several times.

"They misbehaved with a lady doctor. She feels threatened. This is not the way one can work. The hospital allows in so many family members with patients. Why aren't they stopped?" Dr Chandrabhan, the President of Resident Doctors' Association. (ANI)

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