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Medicos strike for 7th day, health services hit in Faridkot hospital

Health services at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot remained partially affected even as the strike by interns, demanding a hike in stipend, entered 7th day on today.

punjab Updated: Jun 16, 2012 19:59 IST

Health services at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot remained partially affected even as the strike by interns, demanding a hike in stipend, entered 7th day on Saturday.


The agitating medicos staged protest outside the campus and shouted anti-government slogans. They threatened to go on an indefinite strike if their demands were not met soon.

"We have been getting merely Rs 150 (per day). We are doctors, not labourers," a striking doctor said claiming their allowances were far below normal standards.

"Interns of medical colleges of Delhi, Haryana and HP are are given anywhere between Rs 9,000 and Rs 14,000 per month for their duties," he said.

The agitating interns said they had written to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal regarding their demands but nothing had been done so far.