2500 docs on indefinite strike in Raj

Jaipur:Around 2500 resident doctors across the state went on an indefinite strike today in support of three physicians of a hospital in Jodhpur, who were manhandled by kin of a patient who died on January 24.

Nearly 2,500 resident doctors of Udaipur, Kota, Bikaner, Jaipur shunned their work in support of its Jodhpur wing, which is on strike from last three days to press for their demand to book the accused under Doctors’ Protection Act.

“No action has been taken against the accused even after four days of the incident. Doctors across the state are agitated after the incident.

“Today, doctors in Udaipur, Bikaner, Kota and Jaipur went on indefinite strike until administration takes action,” vice president, Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors (JARD), Dr Pankaj Somani told PTI.

On January 24, an elderly woman admitted in CCU ward of MG Hospital had passed away. Accusing doctors of being negligent in treatment, four persons went on beating the doctors including Rajat Gupta, Ravi Rana and Sandeep Dadheech.

Jodhpur resident doctors association had lodged a complaint with the police but no action has been taken so far