Junior doctors at Bhopal's Gandhi Medical College (GMC) went on indefinite strike on Wednesday after two of their colleagues were badly injured in a clash with the patient's kin.
Work was stalled at the associated hospitals of the GMC -Hamidia Hospital and Sultania Hospital - due to the agitation.
The doctors said they wanted proper security arrangements on the campus. They also demanded establishing police outposts on the hospital premises and action against attackers.
Vice-president of the Junior Doctors Association (Bhopal Chapter) Dr Aditya Lunawat said the junior doctors would continue their strike until the administration takes concrete steps to ensure their safety.
Lunawat claimed that the attacks on junior doctors in medical colleges were quite frequent and the administration as well as the police should take steps immediately to foil them.
At 1.30am on Tuesday, relatives of a patient allegedly beat up two junior doctors of Hamidia Hospital for delaying the treatment.
The kin had alleged that the two junior doctors were delaying the treatment of the patient's broken leg.
Meanwhile, dean of Gandhi Medical College Dr Bhanu Dubey promised proper security arrangements on the campus to tackle such situation.
All senior residents, medical officers and junior consultants have been instructed to ensure timely treatment of patients.