Mumbai – Though MARD has announced that doctors would resume their duties after the withdrawal of their agitation, only 87 doctors have returned to their jobs in municipal hospitals till Friday night. As many as 310 doctors from civic hospitals had not gone on leave and with the return of 87 doctors on duty, the number of doctors rendering their services has gone up to 400.
Total 1,863 doctors are rendering their services in civic hospitals such as KEM, Sion and Nair Hospital in the city. Excluding 310 of them, others had participated in the agitation. After the High Court orders, 87 agitating doctors resumed their duties.
Dr Avinash Supe, director of medical education, informed a police chowky would be built in every civic hospital. This decision would be implemented on priority along with the installation of alarm system in these hospitals. Presently, 773 security guards of the BMC and 397 armed guards are deployed in the civic hospitals for security reasons. Along with this, the authorities would also install 1,296 CCTV cameras in these hospitals.