Health services were partially affected across the state with about 2600 government doctors boycotting work for 24 hours from 6 a.m today in protest against the killing of their colleague by prisoners at Gopalganj jail on Sunday night.
Doctors under the banner of Bihar State Health Services Association (BSHSA) today protested against the shocking incident of a doctor being brutally beaten up by seven prisoners in a district jail in Gopalganj here resulting in his death.
"The strike is total. Doctors turned up at the hospitals but boycotted their work," BSHSA General Secretary Ajay Kumar said.
Although the general and emergency wards of the government hospital in Gopalganj wore a deserted look, police officials claimed that the strike was only "partial.