Devendra Fadnavis warns doctors of stern action

Mumbai: Sending a stern message to the state’s resident docs who’re on a ‘mass leave’ stir since Monday to protest instances of assault on docs by household of victims, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis warned them of “strict action” in the event that they did not resume work by Friday.

“Enough is enough. We are not elected to let people die without medical treatment. We are here to help every patient. We have already agreed on all demands (from doctors) about security. Still doctors are not resuming work. It is insensitiveness. We are ready to take all legal actions,” Mr Fadnavis said.

Mr Fadnavis was aggressive whereas making a press launch on the docs’ strike. He said, “I personally met representatives of all doctor unions. Gove-rnment has accepted all their demands regarding security. We will set up an ex-DG level committee for security audit of all hospitals. At the same time, government has assured them of providing all legal aid if necessary.” Giving particulars regarding the meeting between the federal authorities and docs unions, the Chief Minister clarified his stand on approved movement. “We do not want to take action on doctors. But there is a limit to our patience. People across the state are also angry and blaming the government for inaction. In such a situation, it will not be possible for us to wait for long,” he said.