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Bihar hospital doctors on three-day token strike

india Updated: Sep 22, 2007 18:59 IST

Close on the heels of doctors in Patna and Purnia resorting to protests, government physicians in Bihar on Saturday started a three-day token strike against the alleged assault on a civil surgeon.

The doctors of Chapra town went on strike at the call of district unit of Bihar State Health Services Association (BSHSA) to protest the alleged assault on civil surgeon Subhash Sharma on September 19 by some criminals.

The co-convenor of the struggle committee of the association KM Singh said the doctors resorted to strike following district administration's "failure" to nab those who had assualted the civil surgeon and ransacked his office.

Earlier, junior doctors of Patna Medical College and Hospital went on strike after a clash with RJD supporters while the indefinite strike by employees of Purnia District Sadar Hospital entered the third day today. They launched the strike following a spat with a former RJD MLA.

However, emergency services have been kept out of the ambit of the strike in the larger interest of humanity, Singh said.

A memorandum was also submitted to Divisonal Commissioner AK Chouhan by the association demanding security to doctors of the district.

In Patna, the junior doctors of PMCH had gone on a lightning strike on Tuesday night after supporters of a slain RJD leader Pappu Khan clashed with them over alleged delay in conducting post-mortem. The junior doctors later called off their strike following official assurance of better security.

Meanwhile, the indefinite strike by the health staff of Purnia district is causing immense suffering to patients.