Doctors call off strike, so do 1,200 nursing homes
More that 1,800 resident doctors of KEM, Sion and Nair Hospitals and 1,200 nursing homes called off their respective strikes on Tuesday.
The resident doctors had given a call for a strike as a doctor at Sion Hospital was manhandled by a group accompanying a patient on Sunday.
“The two culprits were arrested and so we decided to call off the strike,” said Dr Yogesh Pawar, president, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), Sion Hospital.
“Vinod Yadav and Iqbal Malkare were remanded in judicial custody,” said Tulsiram Nagre, senior police inspector.
The 1,200 nursing homes too called off their token strike planned on February 1 to protest inaction by civic authorities to renew pending registrations.
The decision was taken in a meeting held between members of the Association of Medical Consultants and the civic body.
“We had a fruitful meeting with the additional municipal commissioner, executive health officer and representatives from legal and building proposal department of BMC. It was decided that the executive health officer would take the decision regarding nursing homes with the issue of separate access in 15 days,” said Dr Rajiv Walavalkar, president, AMC.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.
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