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Have no objection if doctors on strike are penalised, MARD tells Bombay high court

In an affidavit filed in the Bombay high court, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) president and secretary on Friday said they have no objection if the striking doctors are penalised for the five-day stir.

mumbai Updated: Mar 24, 2017 16:50 IST
Kanchan Chaudhari
The agitating doctors in Maharashtra have been on strike against the rise in violence against them by relatives of patients.
The agitating doctors in Maharashtra have been on strike against the rise in violence against them by relatives of patients.

In an affidavit filed in the Bombay high court, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) president and secretary on Friday said they have no objection if the striking doctors are penalised for the five-day stir.

The MARD informed the court that they had tried their best to persuade the doctors to resume duty.

The high court, however, allowed the junior doctors to report to work by 8 am on Saturday.

The HC will review the situation on Monday.

The agitating doctors in Maharashtra have been on strike against the rise in violence against them by relatives of patients.

Earlier on Thursday, the MARD assured the HC that their members will resume duty during the course of the day. This came after the state government assured to post additional 500 armed guards for doctors’ safety in government and civic hospitals in Mumbai.

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