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.
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Updated on Jan 26, 2011 01:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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.

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