Health Crisis in Maharashtra, Doctors on Indefinite Strike

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Mumbai: In support of various demands, nearly 4000 doctors across Maharashtra have gone on an indefinite strike from Thursday. The move is likely to hit hard medical services across public hospitals in the state. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has a charter of 10 demands, MARD president Dr Sagar Mundada said.

“We have been asking the government to take our security seriously from the last 5 years, but nothing has happened. A patient dies and doctors are assaulted,” he said. State education minister Vinod Tawde, who met a delegation of MARD, said the government is “positive” towards their demands and appealed to the doctors to call-off the strike.

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