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Maharashtra government is told to end doctors’ strikes over poor security in hospitals

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f742 (Published 05 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f742
  1. Patralekha Chatterjee
  1. 1New Delhi

The High Court in Mumbai has told the government of Maharashtra to act immediately to resolve a dispute with doctors in public hospitals who have been striking in protest at poor security against attacks from aggrieved relatives of patients they have treated.

The court has also issued a notice to the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors to withdraw its call for strikes once their grievances are dealt with.

The calls came as the court was considering a public interest litigation from a member of the …

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