More than 300 resident doctors of 16 civic-run peripheral hospitals have threatened to go on strike giving the BMC an ultimatum of 48 hours from Thursday to decide on the houseman and registrar posts.
The BMC had announced that fresh post-graduate doctors from civic hospitals have to do a compulsory internship in peripheral hospitals for one year.
“After our discussions with the BMC authorities they agreed to not fill the post of housemanship. However, they want to fill the post of registrar with the bonded candidates,” said Dr Ankush Kolhe, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) representative for civic peripheral hospitals.
He further said that if the BMC stick with its stance, then they would go on strike after 48 hours.
“The out patients were sent back on Thursday from the hospital and only emergency services were functional,” said a doctor from Rajawadi Hospital.