Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The state government on Saturday asked junior doctors, who are on strike, to vacate hostels.
The order comes amidst efforts by medical college administration to convince junior doctors to accept 17 per cent stipend hike. Junior Doctors Association has demanded 24 per cent hike and 6 per cent annual hike in stipend.
Gandhi Medical College dean Dr Jitendra Shukla said junior doctors have been asked to vacate hostels. “However, we are trying to find a way out and we hope some solution will come out very soon. We are having meeting with juniors doctors and convincing them to accept government offer 17 per cent hike in stipend,” he added.
Earlier, 28 junior doctors were asked to pay tuition fee as per bond signed at time of admission in post graduate courses. Junior doctors who took admission in 2018 and 2019 will have to pay Rs 10 lakh if they resign. If they took admission in 2020, they will have to pay Rs 30 lakh before leaving seats.