Health services disrupted as resident doctors continue strike
Health services continued to be disrupted in all major government hospitals in Rajasthan as the strike by Resident Doctors, demanding higher pay, continued for the fourth day.jaipur Updated: Sep 17, 2009 22:22 IST
Health services continued to be disrupted in all major government hospitals in Rajasthan as the strike by Resident Doctors, demanding higher pay, continued for the fourth day on Thursday.
Initially the doctors had announced that it will be a two-day strike beginning Monday but they stretched it to an indefinite period after talks with the government failed.
“The health services were badly affected in Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur and Kota,” Rajvendra Singh Choudhary, General Secretary of Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors, claimed while talking to PTI in Jaipur.
Senior doctors were also pressed into the service to cater to the patients by the state government.
“Talks between the office-bearers of the association and the Parliamentary Secretary Dilip Choudhary to resolve the crisis failed this afternoon as the Residents were adamant on their demand to increase their salary by Rs 4,000 per month in accordance with the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission,” Choudhary said.
Earlier the state government had warned to invoke ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) to curb their strike.