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Mah govt warns of severe action against striking resident doctors

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Mar 2 (UNI) Maharashtra Health Minister Dilip Valse-Patil today warned all the resident doctors, who are on strike, to resume duty by 1000 hrs tomorrow or face stringent action.

In a release here today, Mr Patil said most of the demands of the resident doctors were accepted yesterday, while the demand for increasing stipend would be considered.

In this situation, Mr Patil said the resident doctors should resume duty immedlately.

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation release also warned the doctors that any time they could face action of vacating their residences if they continued the strike. The action would be taken under Medical Essential Services Maintenance Act.

Over 2,500 resident doctors from Mumbai's 15 medical colleges went on strike for the last four days, after two alleged attacks by the relatives of the patients.


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