Indore: The strike of junior doctors continued on the fifth day as no decision could be made by the government over the demands of junior doctors while the agitating doctors demanded a written assurance from the government.
Continuing their protest, junior doctors of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College donated blood at the blood bank of the hospital with the message that they will continue to work for the welfare of patients even after being on strike.
The agitating doctors also staged skits and other programmes as a protest against the government for not giving ears to their demands.
“We are ready to end the strike immediately but the government doesn’t want to talk to us and is not listening to our demands. We are ready to end the strike immediately but the government must talk to us and should give us in writing to meet our demands. The Medical Education Minister has been claiming to meet four demands then why they are shy in giving us in writing,” a spokesperson of JDA Dr Kirti Sinha said.
Meanwhile, health services in the hospitals associated with MGM Medical College were affected due to the strike of junior doctors as the senior ones visited the hospital and checked the patients twice a day.
However, Dean of MGM Medical College Dr Sanjay Dixit said that they are not facing any problem due to the strike as they have called doctors from the health department and also senior residents, assistant professors are taking care of the patients.
Doctors of many states extend support to JDA
Doctors of Ranchi, Aligarh, Delhi, and other states have extended their support to the junior doctors and appealed to the state government to meet their demands. Indian Medical Association’s national body and in service doctors wing also extended support to the demand of junior doctors and condemned the steps of the government to repress agitating doctors by the threat of MPMSU to cancel their enrolment, police’s action and others.
Former Medical Education Minister too condemn government
Former Education Minister Dr Vijaya Laxmi Sadho too targeted the state government for not listening to the junior doctors. She tweeted that it is the responsibility of the Chief Minister to protect the people of the state but the Shivraj Government is putting lives of people of the state in danger by ignoring the demands of junior doctors.