Residents doctors from around 40 government hospitals, including those run by civic bodies, will go on mass leave, but those on emergency duty will work.
“The decision has been taken in view of increasing incidents of assaults on doctors and also to show solidarity towards our colleagues in Maharashtra. We also condemn the action taken by Maharashtra government against the doctors,” Dr Pankaj Solanki, president of The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) said.
FORDA is an umbrella body of all residents doctors in Delhi. In AIIMS, around 1,200 resident doctors today turned up on duty expressing solidarity with their striking counterparts in Maharashtra. They have decided to continue this novel protest tomorrow as well.
“Nobody bothers about resident doctors who were brutally beaten up. Instead of providing security to resident doctors at their workplace, the Maharashtra government is threatening them of deducting their salaries and throwing them out of their hostels,” president of Resident doctors’ Association of AIIMS Dr Vijay Gurjar said. “We, the resident doctors at AIIMS, will work with helmets on in the emergency department on Thursday as well,” he said.