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AIIMS doctors wear helmets to work

In solidarity with resident doctors in Mumbai, doctors have turned up at AIIMS hospital wearing helmets.

Doctors are wearing it as a precautionary measure after relatives of a deceased patient had beaten up a resident doctor in Mumbai.

Over 4,000 resident doctors from across Maharashtra have gone on mass leave, protesting against dangerous working conditions.

“Instead of providing security to resident doctors at their workplace, the government is threatening them. We, resident doctors at AIIMS are forced to work with helmets in the emergency department as we don’t want to lose our vision and life. Prevention is better than cure,” Dr Vijay Gurjar, president, Resident doctors’ Association of AIIMS, was quoted by DNA as saying.

“There is no discussion on the compensation and instead steps are being taken to defame the profession,” he added.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra government has issued an ultimatum to the doctors– telling them that six month’s salary will be deducted if they failed to report for work by 8 pm on Wednesday.

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