After the three rounds of talks between junior doctors and government failed without reaching any agreement, Doctors' Joint Action Committee (DJAC) have decided to intensify their agitation till they achieve their goals.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu on Saturday, spokesperson DJAC Dr Neeraj Sharma said, "Government is perusing the carrot and stick policy. On one hand in front of media government makes commitment to address the issue but when they are on table with doctors they try to push us back with the help of force."
"Our previous three rounds of talks with government have remained inclusive. Government's high level committee is behaving with us arrogantly and is forcing us to call off the strike without addressing our demands," Dr. Sharma said, adding, "I appeal people to support our genuine cause. We are public servants and are committed to our work but when government attacked our dignity we had no option but to come on streets."
Junior doctors' strike has entered 20th day paralyzing the routine work at various government hospitals in Jammu and Srinagar.
DJAC spokesperson said that the agitation will continue until government give written assurance and blueprint to concede their demands. Sharma said, "We don't fear suspension. Already 300 submitted the mass resignation on October 10 and suspending 27 doctors will not stop our protest. Government has also used other tactic to frame some doctors as RSS and Hurriyat agents but this will not work for them as we are on right path."
Meanwhile, doctors raised slogans against government outside government medical college Jammu and demanded to address the issue.
Government has also ordered to hold fresh interviews on October 26, for registrars and other posts fell vacant after suspension of doctors by the government on Friday.
Talking to HT, DJAC executive member Dr Satish Parihar said, "We are 100 percent sure that no doctor will turn for interview on Monday, because we are fighting for cause of each and every doctor. Despite that if any body will appear for interview than he or she will be a black spot in the doctors committee."