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At a time when swine flu cases are on the rise, resident doctors of different government hospitals in the national capital today announced that they will go on a day-long strike tomorrow. (Read: Swine flu in J&K: H95 masks sold at Rs 350, public outraged)
The strike was called after a doctor at Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) hospital was allegedly assaulted by the attendants of a patient late on Monday night. Around 15,000 resident doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, GTB, Safdarjung, Lady Hardinge, Hindu Rao, Ambedkar, DDU, Mahrishi Balmiki, ESI are likely to join the strike tomorrow. (Read:Swine flu in Ahmedabad: Government bans people from gathering in large groups)
The decision to hold the strike was taken late this evening after the doctors met the officials of the central and state governments. 'We met the officials of the central and state governments, but they have not taken the matter seriously. We went to meet them to discuss our problems, but nothing materialised,' said a doctor. (Read:Swine flu in UP: No. of cases reach 359, testing facilities in the city ineffective)
The Federation of Resident Doctors' Association, Delhi, has now decided to go for the strike on Friday.
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