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Security stepped up at Nashik civil hospital

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Nashik (Maha): In the wake of attacks on doctors in Maharashtra, security was beefed up at the civil hospital here, a senior police official said today. “Two guards have been appointed at the civil hospital. Beat-marshals will visit the hospital after every two hours,” Nashik Deputy Commissioner of Police Laxmikant Patil told reporters.

The decision to step up security was taken at a meeting between police and hospital authorities last night, said the official. Resident doctors across Maharashtra resumed duties this morning, ending their five-day protest following directives from the Bombay High Court coupled with assurances from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.