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Junior doctors in Indore end strike, return to work

After a much troublesome fifth day for patients, the junior doctors in Indore returned to work at MY hospital on Sunday.

indore Updated: Jun 28, 2015 20:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Junior Doctors Association,doctors demand security,medical education
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After a much troublesome fifth day for patients, the junior doctors in Indore returned to work at MY hospital on Sunday.

The junior doctors had gone on strike after the attendants of a patient had mishandled two duty doctors. The association had demanded a review of the entire security policy at the hospital.

"We had tried meeting all the elected representatives but it hardly did any good to us as many of them refused to speak to us. The role of former health minister Mahendra Hardia was very crucial as he was one of the first leaders to understand our concerns and supervise us accordingly," said Dr Mohit Naredi, president, junior doctors association.

Demanding the deployment of State Industrial Security Force (SISF), the meeting of the doctors with divisional commissioner on Saturday had failed to fetch satisfactory results.

"The administration had refused to accept the lapse in security at their level. They were blaming the entire incident on us by stating that our behaviour wasn't good. However when we had a meeting with home minister Babulal Gaur and DIG Santosh Kumar Singh on Sunday they assured us that steps would be taken to improve the state of affairs at the hospital," added Dr Naredi.

However as the JUDA returns to work, an interesting factor which remains is the lack of any concrete solution to the issue of security.

Despite the meeting with all senior bureaucrats and elected representatives in the past five days, no assurance has been given regarding time bound measures to solve the issue.

When Dr Naredi was questioned about it he said, "We wanted our concerns to reach at senior levels. The patients were having a tough time and therefore we have decided to return to work."

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First Published: Jun 28, 2015 20:31 IST