Demanding higher pay and stipend for resident doctors, around 2000 government doctors in Jammu and Kashmir have gone on an indefinite strike but patients are suffering as result of this deadlock between doctors and the state government.
Of these 2000 striking doctors, nearly 300 even went to the extent of tendering resignation to the principal of government medical college hospital. This paralysed OPD and emergency services, affecting many patients.
Due to strike, many patients who came to Jammu for treatment from far-off places are now left to lurch, merely waiting for doctors to return to work. Worse still, many of them don’t even have enough money. They want government to help them.
The tough stand taken by the government and the doctors is hurting common man the most. People don’t want to suffer anymore and they want to see an end to this crisis as soon as possible.