Patna Medical College: Junior doctors strike claims four more lives

| Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 19:44
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The attempt of the health brass to pacify the junior doctors to resume work went futile as the latter refused to relent

New Delhi: Four more patients have lost their lives due to the junior doctors strike in Patna Medical College and Hospital. The doctors went on strike following a clash with attendants of a patient on Sunday night, May 15.
The attempt of the health brass to pacify the junior doctors to resume work proved futile as the latter refused to relent.
Apart from seeking security for doctors, agitating members of the PMCH Junior Doctors' Association (JDA) are also demanding suspension of PMC principal Dr S N Sinha. 
Executive director of State Health Society of Bihar Jitendra Srivastava and Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj held a 2hour long meeting with the striking doctors on Tuesday. Srivastava also met the principal secretary of health department R K Mahajan to discuss the issue. 
"We have requisitioned services of government doctors working in Patna district to deal with the crisis. Twenty-three doctors have already been roped in. If needed, doctors from other districts will also join PMCH," Srivastava said.
Earlier on Tuesdasy six patients had died for need of treatment when junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) suspended work demanding security.
The doctors went on the strike late on Sunday night after a pitched battle with attendants of a youth who died at the hospital.

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