Rajasthan doctors call off strike

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 07, 2010 13:08 hrs

Jaipur: Doctors in Rajasthan on Tuesday called off their three-day long strike saying their demands have met.

The doctors' began the strike on Sunday protesting against alleged lathicharge on medicos in Jodhpur and it quickly spread to hospital in five districts, including Jaipur and Ajmer, official sources said.

With health services badly hit in the affected areas, hundreds of patients and their relatives were seen running from one ward to another in search of doctors for treating those admitted in hospitals, they said.

In Jodhpur alone, sixteen patients, including six children have died in three state-run hospitals, the sources said.

Also read: 16 patients dead

However, officials at the State Medical and Health Directorate here maintained that the deaths were not connected to the strike. (With inputs from PTI)

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