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The Junior Doctors' Association at Osmania General Hospital called off its strike following assurances from the government that security would be bolstered for doctors in view of repeated attacks.

Over 250 junior doctors boycotted their electives more than once over the period of two weeks demanding that action be taken against people who beat up a house surgeon on the night of July 30 at the hospital. 

Patient care at the hospital has suffered during the course of protests.
Bowing to protesters, the woman attendee, who assaulted the doctor, was finally ar rested, allowing the functioning of OGH to slowly limp back to normalcy. With the state health minister Laxma Reddy and other officials further assuring the doctors that the central security system would be tightened within 15 days, junior doctors said they would resume their elective duties from Sunday.

CCTV cameras have already been installed in the intensive medical care unit and surgical wards of the hospital. The remaining areas considered `sensitive' like the casuality, OP block and acute medical care units will also have CCTV cameras installed within a week, the government said.



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