Pondy doctors go on flash strike over alleged attack on colleagues

Puducherry: Seeking protection and arrest of people who allegedly assaulted their colleagues of a government hospital, doctors of primary health centres and government institutions went on a 2-hour-long strike yesterday.

A group of people had allegedly attacked and damaged the property of a government hospital as there was a delay in arranging a hearse to take a relative’s body. The deceased had committed suicide and was brought dead to the hospital. There was a reported delay in the arrival of the hearse, and relatives used abusive language against the doctors and assaulted the staff.

Following this, a police complaint was lodged. The doctors who resorted to flash strike at the government headquarters hospital wanted implementation of steps to provide security to the doctors in health institutions.

NT Bureau