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AIIMS Resident Doctors End 3-Day Strike After Apology Letter By Senior Doctor

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| April 29 , 2018 , 13:16 IST

AIIMS resident doctors' who were on strike for the past 3 days over the alleged assault of their colleague by a senior doctor in front of patients and the staff, called off their strike on Saturday night. The strike was ended after receiving a written letter and apology from the doctor and several rounds of meetings with the administration.

“The strike has been called off. We request the administration to declare Monday as a working day so that the surgeries cancelled due to strike can be conducted and we want to compensate in best possible manner," a member of the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association said.

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The strike was called off after the suspension of the accused doctor, Dr. Atul Kumar who is the chief of Rajender Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences. Dr. Pradeep Sharma has been appointed in-charge of the department until such time until the inquiry for the incident is not completed.

A doctor speaking to NDTV said 30 of his colleagues "have submitted complaints against the senior doctor. Some of them are very serious in nature. He has been accused of misbehaving with female resident doctors. Some cases of 2013 have also come to the fore".

The association in a letter added, "We reprimand all his actions and request you to consider revoking his BC Roy and Padmashree awards, as we believe that he is not worthy of holding such prestigious awards."