Doctors resorted to protest against the attack of duty doctors in Mumbai. Private hospitals and OPD clinics in Panvel Taluka, Mumbai, will be shut down today to protest the attack on two doctors in Panvel by the relatives of a patient on Sunday.  According to the TOI report, a group of people barged into Life Line hospital in Panvel and attacked on duty doctors — Sandeep Amale and Kiran Naik — following the death of a patient, Namubai Thakkur (75). Dr Sandeep Amale was admitted in the ICU with multiple injuries on his nose, upper lips and fingers and Dr Kiran Naik, sustained minor injuries and was administered first aid.

The doctors who were attacked were not the ones who had treated the patient. Hospital authorities said that Thakkur was admitted under the ESI scheme in March. Earlier, she was treated for paralysis and was discharged. Following this, she underwent Ayurvedic treatment for some time that led to complications. She suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure and died due to complications.

The bandh was called by the Raigad Medical Association. The Association assured that the emergency services will not be affected. Also, the owner of Life Line hospital, Dr. Prakash Patil, says that the bandh will be called off after 6pm.

This is not the first time such attacks leading to protests are seen. Earlier, on February 27th, Zee news reported that around 15,000 resident doctors at government hospitals in Delhi went off work in protest against the assault on one of their colleagues, causing inconvenience to hundreds of patients. Later that day, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain claimed that the government has accepted all demands of the doctors and security has been beefed up in all hospitals.


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