The strike by thousands of doctors in Maharashtra, which had continued for 5 days, has been called off, after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis warned them of legal action. Fadnavis told the assembly that doctors have crossed all limits and they might have to face legal action if they do not come to work soon. Expressing his anguish just before the meeting with doctors, Fadnavis said “enough is enough”. He said that the demands of doctors have already been fulfilled, but they are still refusing to resume work.
It may be recalled that more than 3,500 resident doctors had gone on strike after two incidences of doctors being thrashed by relatives and friends of patients. Fadnavis reasoned that if doctors continue their strike, patients might die, and then what would be the difference between doctors and those that beat up doctors. He said that doctors could also face legal action for the deaths of people occurring due to the strike. “We respect doctors but they should not stretch it too far,” he said.