Bhopal: Junior Doctors Association (JUDA) of all the five medical colleges will go on an indefinite strike from Monday over poor stipend, poor sanitation and lack of proper canteens in Medical Colleges and Hospitals. Meetings have been fixed with Additional chief secretary (ACS) and Directorate of Medical Education (DME) on Monday to sort out the issues concerned.
Dr Sanjay Yadav of JUDA Bhopal said, “Initially we ran parallel OPD just to draw attention of the government toward our demands but government did not take any initiative for fulfillment of our demands. “ “We had also informed our HoDs and boss regarding our demands. But even they looked least bother about our problems,” he added.
He said, “We were left with no option but to go on a strike.” “We are hopeful that our meetings with ACS and DME will yield some concrete solution,” he added. JUDA is demanding a roll back of that extra charge and examination fee laid down by MP Medical Science University (MPMSU) for PG students, proper accommodation in Hostels and hospitals for resident doctors and provision of senior residentships for all diploma candidates.
It is also demanding a stipend of Rs 69,000 per month for third year PG residents, Rs 67,000 for second year PG residents and Rs 65,000 for first year PG residents, Rs 50,000 per month for junior residents and Rs 20,000 for interns.