Staff on strike at Mumbais KEM Hospital

February 10th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Feb.10, (ANI): Resident doctors at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital here struck work on Tuesday over an alleged assault on five of their colleagues by relatives of a dead patient undergoing autopsy.
Doctors called for the arrest of the accused and suspension of security personnel.
In a meeting with the dean of the hospital, representatives of the Maharashtra Resident Doctors Association (MRDA) said they would declare their decision to call off the strike only after discussing the matter with other members.
Services at the hospital were severely affected by the strike. The out patient department (OPD) is closed and various post-operative patients had to return home. (ANI)

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