Patna, August 10: Twelve patients died in the wake of a strike called by doctors in Bihar. However, the strike was called off on Friday after an assurance by the state government to fulfil their demands. “All the striking doctors have returned to work after the government’s assurance,” Health Secretary Sanjay Kumar told IANS.

It must be noted that junior doctors from NMCH went on a strike on Tuesday after they were assaulted by a patient’s attendants. Doctors from Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) and  Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) joined the strike on Thursday morning to show their support.

Junior doctors from the PMCH, NMCH and DMCH ended their strike after Bihar’s Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar assured them late Thursday that their demands would be met.

They are demanding a security cover to junior doctors during duty hours and protection and action against misbehaving attendants of patients. The strike has left hundreds of patients, many of them in a serious condition, in the lurch.

(With IANS inputs)