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‘Doctors need more safety at work’

Doctors across government hospitals in Mumbai who came together on Friday to observe a strike in solidarity with the doctors attacked in West Bengal, recalled their own experiences of being assaulted on duty and sought more security in hospitals.

A similar protest was held in May last year after two doctors from JJ Hospital were attacked by the relatives of a patient who passed away while undergoing treatment. The government had at the time agreed to undertake several measures to ensure doctors’ security.

Dr. Umang Shandilya, a resident doctor from JJ Hospital, said, “While the Maharashtra State Security Corporation guards ...

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