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Doctors call off strike

Around 600 junior doctors of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) called off their four-day strike on Friday after a truce formula was worked out with police.

Junior Doctors’ Association president Rakesh Kumar said: “The junior medicos and the police reached a compromise and decided to withdraw the FIRs lodged against each other. The formula also entails filing a petition in court, wherein both the sides will give an undertaking that the strike was called because of misunderstanding between the doctors and the cops.”

The junior doctors of PMCH went on strike on Monday after a clash with some STF personnel. They did not work for around five hours following the incident and resumed duty after giving an ultimatum to the administration to take action against the STF personnel involved. They again went on strike on Tuesday night after no action was initiated against the cops. A source said doctors resumed duty after the cops apologised.

PMCH principal Dr Amarkant Jha Amar said: “The crisis was resolved amicably. The junior doctors come here for studies. It is unfortunate that some of them got entangled in a fight with the police.”


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