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Junior doctors' strike enters sixth day

india Updated: Oct 10, 2009 15:29 IST
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The health care system remained paralysed throughout Jammu as junior doctors' strike entered its sixth day Saturday.

As junior doctors remained away from their duties due to indefinite strike called by Doctors Joint Action Committee (DJAC), the medicare facilities in GMC hospital and associated hospitals in Jammu city and other district and sub-district hospitals remained paralysed.

DJAC had called for an indefinite strike on October 5 in protest against the government for not fulfilling their demands.

The Association has been demanding implementation of the 6th pay commission report, one grade pay higher than 10+2 lecturers, BUMS, BAMS as recommended by S L Bhat committee, change of pay band of doctors from pay band two to pay band three and payment of arrears from January 2006 and time-bound promotions of doctors.

Emergency services remained open and were being run by senior doctors.

The spokesman of DJAC Satyainder Singh said they were forced to go for strike as government was "indifferent" towards their demands.

He said about 4,000 junior doctors are participating in the strike. Singh said members of the association may tender their resignations to the government in order to intensify their strike.