Health officers call off strike
Health officers working with state-run rural and district hospitals called off their strike on Thursday.india Updated: Jul 24, 2009 01:16 IST
Health officers working with state-run rural and district hospitals called off their strike on Thursday.
State Health Minister Rajendra Shingne accepted their demands for revision in pay scale and promotion scheme.
“The minister agreed to prepare a proposal and table it in the next cabinet meeting. That’s when the doctors called off their strike,” said Dr D.S. Dakhure, director general of health services.
Around 8,000 health service officers had been on an indefinite strike since Tuesday. They demanded better salaries as per the Sixth Pay Commission.
“The strike has been called off for now. But if the demands are not met, we will strike again,” said Dr Ashok Kamble, president of Federation of Health Officers Association.