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Mumbai doctors call off agitation on chief minister's assurance for better security arrangements

Mumbai doctors call off agitation on chief minister's assurance for better security arrangements

India Blooms News Service | | 24 Mar 2017, 02:03 pm
Mumbai, Mar 24 (IBNS): Junior doctors in Mumbai and some parts of Maharashtra, who went on mass leave early this week demanding better security for doctors, have called off their agitation, according to media reports on Friday.

In a late night development on Thursday, a section of the agitating doctors affiliated to Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) called off the protest after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis assured them that public hospitals will be provided with more security.

The CM,Ministers Girish Mahajan and Dr Deepak Sawant, and DGP Satish Mathur met representatives of MARD to discuss their issues.

The chief minister's office said in a series of tweets on Thursday:

"CM @Dev_Fadnavis directs to provide security to sensitive hospitals with armed policeman &work for long term plan like monitored CCTVnetwork."

"If doctor is attacked on duty,they will be treated as Govt servants & expenses for legal,medical aid will be borne by Govt:CM @Dev_Fadnavis."

"CM proposed setting up of Apex council with Govt representatives & doctors & its interaction every 3month to solve the issues time to time."

Doctors in the national capital on Thursday went on a sudden mass leave in support of the Mumbai doctors, media reports said.

Image: DevendraFadnavis Twitter