JJ Hospital strike: Mumbai doctors’ protest enters Day 3, Maharashtra government agrees to all demands; top developments

JJ Hospital strike: JJ Hospital in Mumbai has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Over hundreds of resident doctors went for a strike on Saturday and the protest has entered its third day today. The protest began after relative of a patient, who had passed away, reportedly vandalised the hospital and allegedly attacked and injured two resident doctors. Subsequently, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) called an indefinite strike demanding increased security in hospitals. Taking cognizance of the matter, Maharashtra government has agreed to demands put forward by the protesting resident doctors. Maharashtra Medical Education Minister has also termed the incident of doctors being thrashed as unfortunate. We have agreed to their demands including increasing security. Appealed to resident doctors to call-off their strike, Mahajan said. Here are the latest developments on JJ Hospital Doctors strike Four people, including three men and a woman, were arrested in connection with the incident, which took place at the female ward on Friday night after their relative passed away at the hospital. According to police officials, Zahira Bi Sannaullah Shaikh (45), was admitted to the hospital on May 17. She had a gallbladder-related ailment, Police said that two injured resident doctors are Shalmali Dharmadhikari and Atish Parikh. The incident allegedly took place after the relatives complained that the patient was not being taken care of. When a second-year male resident tried to intervene, the family members beat up the two doctors, A nurse and a relative of another patient also sustained injuries while trying to stop the attackers, DCP (Zone I) Manoj Sharma said a case was registered early Saturday against Mumbra residents Mohammad Sanaullah Shaikh (32), Sony Sanaullah Shaikh (23), Rihan Sanaullah Shaikh (22) and Samila Khatun Sanaullah Shaikh (20). Our requests have fallen on deaf ears. We also want more security guards to be deployed.D. Nanandkar and joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) Prakash Wakode. It has been learnt that the meeting failed to yield any successful resolution.