Mumbai, May 21: Resident doctors at the Sion Hospital in Mumbai held a one-day strike, that is, today, on May 21 after the incident took place in which two resident doctors at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital were thrashed by a patient’s family last week. Following the strike, security has been deployed outside the Sion Hospital since today morning.

The alleged assault at the JJ Hospital took place on May 19. A patient named Zaida Sanaullah Sheikh, who was being treated for gall bladder died last Saturday and thereafter members of his family beat up the resident doctors alleging that the death was due to sheer negligence of the doctors.

 

After thrashing the doctors, some relatives of the patient created a ruckus and wrecked a ward of the JJ Hospital. The incident which was caught on a CCTV camera went viral on social media. Thereafter, the Mumbai Police arrested four people, who were all members of the patient’s family. The four accused have been sent to judicial custody till May 31 and a case under IPC Sections 353 (assault on public servant), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapons) and Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Service Act, 2010, has been registered too.