#Mumbai: Thousands of doctors protest against recent attacks, go on mass leave

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Mumbai, March 20: Resident doctors in government hospitals across Mumbai have decided to go on mass leave in wake of the brutal attacks on doctors in recent days. Expressing solidarity with the attacked resident doctors at the hospital, the doctors in Mumbai are agitating against the recent spate of attacks on resident doctors and have demanded strict action from the government. They said that they cannot work under such life-threatening conditions.
In the third such attack in a week, a resident doctor at Sion Hospital was allegedly assaulted by the relatives of a patient. The patient died a few hours after being admitted to the hospital. Police said a total of three people have been arrested in this connection. Earlier, similar incidences have been reported from Dhule and Nashik.

Moreover, another similar incident was reported from Aurangabad, where relatives of a patient, who had a fracture in the hand, bashed the doctor at Ghati Government hospital on Sunday night. The incident was triggered after the doctor and the relatives got into an argument which later escalated.

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