Patient's relative beats two resident doctors at JJ Hospital

Acting on the incident, the police have arrested five people including a woman under sections 352, 353 of IPC

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At the state-run JJ Hospital, a patient’s relative beats two resident doctors, including a woman, said police. Acting on the incident, the police have arrested five people including a woman under sections 352, 353 of IPC.

Taking action on this incident, the resident doctors at the hospital decided to go on a day-long protest and strike. The strike which led by the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors(MARD), alleged that despite requests, the hospital failed to provide the security.

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What’s the story?

Mumbra resident, Zaida Sanaullah Sheikh (45) was being treated for a gall bladder ailment at JJ Hospital. On May 19, Saturday morning, she expired. Her family members then blamed doctors for her death and attacked Dr Atish Parikh and a woman doctor who were on duty.

The CCTV footage of the said incident went viral on social media as well where the patient’s relatives could be seen ransacking the ward.

Meanwhile, MARD chief Dr Sarang Donarkar wrote to JJ Hospital’s dean alleging that the number of security guards has been reduced to half.

Previous incidents

The Azad Maidan police on Saturday arrested two people for assaulting a doctor at Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) Hospital near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The two offenders were related to the patient who was admitted to the hospital.

Earlier, a similar incident occurred at KEM hospital, where doctors were beaten up and raised questions over the doctor's security working at government hospitals. In reaction to these incidents, the resident doctors went on a strike across Maharashtra which prompted the state government to tighten the doctor's security at government hospitals.

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