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Doctors in Rajasthan take ‘CM aarti’ route to register their protest

In a unique demonstration in support of their demands, in-service doctors are performing regular ‘Aarti’ in front of chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s poster in Kota

jaipur Updated: Oct 28, 2017 20:22 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Aabshar H Quazi
Hindustan Times
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Doctors perform aarti in Kota on Saturday. (AH Zaidi/HT Photo)

In a unique demonstration in support of their demands, in-service doctors are performing regular ‘aarti’ in front of chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s poster in Kota.

While there is a tradition of burning effigies of CM or Ministers under any agitation but the doctors under the aegis of All Rajasthan in-service doctors association (ARISDA) are performing ‘aarti’ every evening outside Indian Medical Association (IMA) Hall in Kota from last fortnight.

In-service doctors are the government medical officers posted at government health centres across the state.

“In-service doctors have been agitating from last 6 years over their service and wage related 33-point demands but state government is not listening to their demands after which they were forced to launch non cooperation peaceful movements from last 3 months across Rajasthan in which 10,000 doctors are participating,” said state general secretary of ARISDA Dr Durgashankar Saini.

“We are performing aarti of CM Raje to sensitise the state government towards are demands which include formation of separate cadre for in-service doctors, ₹10,000 grade pay benefit to in-service doctors, rectification in salary discrepancy, housing facility and safety for all doctors, running government health centres in single shift, rural allowance,” he said.

Dr Rajesh Samar, Kota district secretary of ARISDA, said: “If the government does not listen to us, we may submit mass resignations of 10,000 doctors across the state from November 6.”