Resident doctors of major government hospitals went on indefinite strike to protest against the assault on doctors by patient's kin. A team representing the doctors met the Mayor with their demands. Various other members of departments, security incharge and others were present at the meeting too. The team was not convinced with the promises made by the Mayor as he suggested that there would be more policing at hospitals as well as alarm systems.
With the doctors not relenting, the mayor has said that they could take legal action against those on strike. This has affecting work at Sion, KEM nad Nair hospitals. The striking doctors have alleged that the promises made by the mayor are not enough to as they need serious steps to be taken. Dr Sharon Sonawane demanded that the measures promised should be implemented.
Dr Avinash Supe also held a meeting with the Police officials regarding this problem. According to the agreement, 400 police personnel will be deputed by Saturday and an additional force of 300 will be given immediately.
Passes will be given to relatives so that their number can be regulated and unwanted elements will not have access to the hospital premises.