Resident doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have declared an indefinite strike after one of their colleagues was assaulted by a senior doctor.
In a statement, the AIIMS said the incident in question took place on Wednesday, following which the senior doctor apologised to his junior. The director has appealed the doctors to call off the strike in the interest of patient care.
The doctors have demanded immediate suspension of the senior doctor, who also heads a department at the premier institute. As a mark of protest, the doctors yesterday worked wearing helmets. They also have sought a written apology from the senior doctor concerned.
The resident doctors also raised the reported misbehaviour of the senior doctor towards the female residents.