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Jharkhand high court notice to govt on doctors' strike

 Jharkhand high court judge Justice Alok Singh on Tuesday sent notices to government of India, Jharkhand chief secretary, health secretary, and RIMS director and asked them why licences of doctors should not be cancelled. Taking suo moto notice of the doctors strike on Monday, the judge asked the state health secretary to furnish details of how many abstained from work on Monday and how many deaths occurred due to it. The next hearing is scheduled for July 12.

Over 8,000 doctors abstained from work on Monday as part of a nation-wide strike. Apart from few extremely critical patients, the doctors did not attend to any other patients.

All doctors have returned to work on Tuesday and examined patients in the out patient departments (OPDs) in RIMS, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital (MGM hospital) in Jamshedpur and Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad. Some of the pending surgeries were also carried out at RIMS, sources said.

IMA Jharkhand chapter secretary Sekhar Chaudhary said, "Medical service has been restored and things are running smoothly. The strike was just a symbolic one through which we wanted to attract the government attention." At city's Apollo Hospital, patients were treated as usual. "All the pending surgeries which were slated to take place have taken place. Things are normal," said hospital director Shahid Ansari. City's Curie Abdur Razzaque Ansari Cancer Institute also performed pending cancer operations. source-articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com


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