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55 doctors from Kalwa hospital to go on strike

Around 55 resident doctors of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa have decided to go on strike from Wednesday if their pays are not hiked, reports Susamma Kurian.

india Updated: Sep 02, 2009 01:13 IST
Susamma Kurian

Around 55 resident doctors of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa have decided to go on strike from Wednesday if their pays are not hiked.

The doctors, who are also pursuing their post-graduation courses at the civic-run Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, had taken a casual leave on Tuesday to press their demands.

“Though the hospital is run by the corporation and is aided by the Centre we receive a meagre salary of Rs 10,000, while doctors in other such hospitals receive Rs 20,000,” said

Dr Babasaheb Doltade, one of the protesters.

“Though we had all given applications for the casual leave, they have not accepted it,” said Dr Rajendra Rajguru.