The MCGM has come up with a Rs 8 crore plan to stop doctors getting thrashed. It has decided to hire 500 security guards to protect the staff from angry patients at municipal hospitals. The MCGM has decided to raise a special force to protect doctors at its hospitals. The proposal to hire 500 security guards at around Rs 13,000 per guard, per month to shield doctors from attacks by patients’ relatives has been cleared by the civic administration and now awaits allocation of funds by the Standing Committee. The force, which will comprise of 300 men and 200 women, will cost MCGM Rs 8.28 crore annually. The corporation controls three major hospitals — KEM, Sion and Nair – and 14 peripheral health facilities. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Hansraj Kanojia for NMTV News.
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