PMCH junior doctors withdraw indefinite strike

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Patna, Jun 17 (UNI) The indefinite strike by junior doctors of Patna Medical College and Hospital(PMCH) was called off today.

Normalcy returned to PMCH after medicos resumed their work at around 1700 hours this evening following an assurance from the Health minister.

The junior doctors of the referral hospital went on a wildcat strike on June 5 demanding immediate withdrawal of suspension order on eleven of their colleagues who were charged with assaulting the relatives of some patients and three camerapersons on June 3 at the hospital campus here.

As a result of nearly two week long strike, health services at PMCH had almost come to a halt causing immense sufferings to large number of patients.

Announcing the withdrawal of strike, Bihar health minister Nand Kishore Yadav appealed to the junior doctors as well as the patients relatives to be 'more sympathetic to each others problems and limitations'.

''Hospital is not a place to settle scores and indulge in physical assaults, but to provide humanatarian services to the patients,'' the minister said and hoped that the 'ugly incident' of June three would not recur.

Earlier,in a bid to reach an amicable solution X X X X X eds pick up suitably from para four line one of CA 9 - Agitation- Bihar-Doctors Strike.


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