Indore: Junior doctors threaten to go on statewide strike

The agitating doctors of all government medical colleges of the state will not perform emergency duties too during the strike.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Monday, May 31, 2021, 12:56 AM IST
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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Irate with no action over their long pending demands, Junior Doctors’ threatened to go on statewide strike from Monday. This is for the third time when junior doctors have threatened to go on strike in the last two months.

The agitating doctors of all government medical colleges of the state will not perform emergency duties too during the strike.

However, they will continue to perform COVID duties in the hospital to serve the patients and said that they will stop COVID duties from Tuesday.

According to President of Junior Doctors’ Association, MGM Medical College Dr Prakhar Choudhary, “About 7000 junior doctors of the state will go on strike from Monday. We have cautioned the government for the same as we are irritated by the false promises of the government.”

“We are forced to go on strike by the government by not listening to our demands and by making false promises. We will continue to work in COVID duties as we don’t want patients to suffer but will be bound to stop the same from Tuesday,” Choudhary said.

Talking about their demands, he said, “Our major demands include waiving one year tuition fees as we are working in COVID for the last one year which causes a major loss of studies. We also demanded appointment of other doctors like MBBS pass out, and of those from alternative medicines in COVID duties to shred our burden, and to provide the promised Rs 10,000 incentive and increment in stipend.”

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