December 23rd, 2011
Email this page

Rajasthan strike intensifies, 200 doc’s arrested

rajasthan doctors strike ends Jaipur: The indefinite strike of government doctors entered the third day affecting medical services of the state. In an attempt to break the deadlock, over 200 doctors have been arrested. Over 6,500 doctors are on strike, demanding pay parity with doctors in the Central Government hospitals. They decided to stop work after talks with the Ashok Gehlot government collapsed.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has appealed to doctors in the state health services to end their strike that began on Wednesday and resume medical services in public interest.”We have tried to resolve it in all ways. They should not have called for such a strike. We need to investigate who is provoding them for such strikes. I think for the interest of the people they should end the strike,” said Mr Gehlot. The government has hired the services of some private and retired doctors to minimise the impact of the strike, he said.

Resident doctors are demanding parity with their fellow cadres in the federal medical services in terms of pay and other allowances. The patients are suffering due to the negligence of the medical sector.Two died in Jhunjhunu and Barmer and their families allege they weren’t attended to.


Press ctrl+g to toggle between English and Malayalam.