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MLA guard opens fire; Bihar docs go on strike

patna Updated: Jan 31, 2011 12:46 IST

Hundreds of junior doctors in Bihar went on an indefinite strike on Monday, demanding action against a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislator and his bodyguard, who fired at three interns of a hospital in Gaya district.

Three interns of the Anugrah Narain Magadh Medical College Hospital (ANMCH) in Gaya, about 100 km from Patna, were injured on Sunday night, when the security guard of opposition RJD legislator Surendra Prasad Yadav fired at them after a scuffle over the treatment of a woman patient.

According to police officials, some supporters of Yadav manhandled doctors at the emergency ward over the treatment of a woman patient. After doctors protested, some supporters threatened them and Yadav's security guard opened fire, injuring three interns.

Soon, relatives of other patients and locals joined the protesting doctors and torched a police jeep.

The functioning of the ANMCH was paralysed late on Sunday night following the incident and the doctors struck work, demanding action against Yadav and his security guard.

Doctors of the Patna Medical College and Hospital and Nalanda Medical College and Hospital also went on strike to protest the incident.

According to reports arriving, medicos of Bhagalpur Medical College and Hospital have also joined the strike.