Intro: The All Mumbai Doctors’ Union has announced a one day token strike on 25th February to protest against beating of a Residential Medical Officer (RMO) at KEM Hospital.
Ans. DOCTOR’S GO ON STRIKE AT KEM
Mumbai. March 28
By A Staff Reporter
Medical services in all public hospitals across the state are likely to be affected as 4,000 resident doctors, including 2,000 from the city, have decided to go on an indefinite mass leave on Tuesday. The incident, recorded in the CCTV camera, took place early on Saturday when senior police inspector ABC slapped Dr XYZ for allegedly "being uncooperative". The footage clearly shows the senior cop grabbing XYZ by the neck and dragging him through the hospital corridor. Two other police officers, seen in the footage, did not try to stop ABC from bashing up the junior doctor from KEM. An eyewitness to the incident told PTI that ABC entered the premises around 12:45 am for no apparent or official purpose and saw a pregnant woman being brought to the hospital casualty. He spotted XYZ and told him to arrange for her prompt delivery. XYZ being a surgery student told ABC that it was the job of the gynaecology department. He even called their number but no one responded. Under the influence of alcohol, ABC beat Dr. XYZ on his way to CT scan centre. The hospital authorities have lodged an FIR against ABC. But the resident doctors want him to be booked under stringent charges. "Even five hours after the incident no arrests have been made. They are trying to blame the resident doctor for not showing any urgency to carry out the delivery," said Dr DEF, president, central TAMDU. City public hospitals are planning on keeping elective surgeries on hold. "Emergency procedures will be carried out with available pool of senior professors and lecturers." said Dr GHI , dean, KEM Hospital. Cases have been lodged against the three cops. Doctors demand their suspension.