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Mumbai, Feb 28: Resident doctors of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-owned King Edward Memorial (KEM) and Bhabha Hospital went on a flash strike from this morning to protest beating up of two of their colleagues allegedly by patients' relatives.

BMC public relation officer Dadasaheb Shivjatak said a doctor of KEM Hospital was beaten up around 8 pm, while a lady doctor was assaulted at Bhabha Hospital in Bandra in the wee hours of today. In both the cases, the doctors were attacked by relatives of the patients over alleged delay in providing proper treatment, he said.

The incidents prompted the resident doctors of both the hospitals to go on a 24-hour flash strike.

The first incident in KEM Hospital occurred when Chandrakala Walawalkar slapped Dr Rohan Parekh after the death of her mother Sunita, who was admitted on February 21 for diabetes and blood pressure problems. 


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