Doctors resume work in Bihar

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Patna, June 1: After boycotting work for 24 hours to protest the killing of a doctor by prisoners at Gopalganj jail, members of Bihar Health Services Association (BSHSA) today (June 1) resumed work at government hospitals across the state, officials said.

"Doctors have got back to work and everything has been going smoothly at hospitals since this morning," officials said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had ordered the transfer of the Inspector General (Jail) and Gopalganj District Magistrate on the basis of the report of the principal secretary (Home), who inquired into the incident.

Kumar had also announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the victim.

Health services were partially affected across the state with about 2,600 government doctors, under the BSHSA banner, launching a boycott of hospital work for 24 hours from 6 a.m yesterday, in protest against the killing of their colleague Bhuddhadev Singh at Gopalganj jail on Sunday night.

During the protest, BSHSA had demanded a compensation of Rs one crore to the family of the deceased, besides ensuring adequate security to the doctors on duty and implementation of the Medical Professionals Protection Act.

PTI

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