Maharashtra: Resident Doctors To Go On Indefinite Strike From Today; Demands Better Hostels, Hiked Stipends

Maharashtra: Resident Doctors To Go On Indefinite Strike From Today; Demands Better Hostels, Hiked Stipends

Dr Abhijit Helge, MARD President, said that the Central MARD, had kept our faith in the government's words and called off our strike multiple times previously

ANIUpdated: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 09:04 AM IST
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Maharashtra resident doctors to go on strike from today | Representational Image

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors Central (MARD) demanding better hostel accommodation, a hike in stipend, and clearance of arrears, will hold a state-wide indefinite strike starting today at 5 pm.

Dr Abhijit Helge, MARD President, said that the Central MARD, had kept our faith in the government's words and called off our strike multiple times previously, despite the distressing situation of resident doctors.

Decision To Initiate Pan-Maharashtra Indefinite Strike

"We, the Central MARD, had kept our faith in the government's words and called off our strike multiple times previously. Despite the distressing situation of resident doctors, the benefit of doubt was always given to the authority, and we entrusted them to do the right thing in timely manner to ensure the welfare of Resident doctors.", the letter read.

"However regardless of our innumerable pleas, it seems our genuine concerns have fallen on deaf ears. Having been pushed to the limit by the cruel disregard towards the resident doctor's legitimate demands, we, the Representative Body of the Resident doctors are left with no choice but to go on a pan-Maharashtra indefinite strike," the letter from MARD said.

Emergency Medical Services To Operate, During Strike

However, the association has clarified that the emergency services will remain operational to ensure the provision of essential medical care to the people during the strike.

"Around 8,000 resident doctors across the state will be on strike, demanding better hostel accommodation, a hike in stipend, and clearance of arrears," Dr Abhijit Helge said.

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