Junior Doctors Go on Strike, Call off Protest as Govt Accepts Demands: Report
Demanding reduction in the mandatory rural service period and an increase in emoluments, junior doctors of Bhopal, Gwalior and Rewa went on an indefinite strike on Friday and called off their protest after government agreed to their demands, reported IANS.
“We have returned to work after talks with the state Principal Secretary (Health) SR Mohanty who assured us that our demands would be considered sympathetically. Some of our demands have already been met,” Madhya Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (MPJDA) president KK Prajapati was quoted as saying.
Nonetheless, Prajapati declined to give details on the demands agreed by the government, said report.
Report said that they demanded a hike in emoluments to Rs 35,000 along with other allowances during their rural service phase.
Besides, they want to be posted in those hospitals where their special skills can be used properly, repot said.