Rajasthan resident doctor’s strike to continue on 4th Day

  • Around 4000 PG resident doctors in all medical colleges of Rajasthan are on strike since 30th May.
  • The reason of strike is recent changes in PG exam pattern where the thesis and answer books will be sent to other states for evaluation
  • Resident doctors are against this ruling stating that if implemented all the guidelines should be implemented according to MCI and not just the exam pattern.
  • State Govt, led by State Health Minister Rajendra Rathore, taking strict action against striking doctors, suspended around 1400 doctors and relieved all in service doctors doing PG from their services.

 

Jaipur, Jun 3: A seven-member-committee headed by the Principal of SMS Medical College has been set up to negotiate with the resident doctors of Rajasthan who are on a strike from May 30 in protest against the decision to send their copies for evaluation to other states. State Health Minister Rajendra Rathore visited the SMS hospital to review the situation and gave necessary directions to the hospital staff to manage things due to the strike.

He also held a meeting with senior officials and set up a committee headed by Dr U S Agrawal, Principal SMS Medical College, to have a dialogue with the agitating doctors, a medical department spokesperson said. The minister gave directions to the officials to ensure that patients do not face any problem due to the strike. “All scheduled operations should also take place and doctors who are on duty should work with full capacity to minimise the impact of the strike,” he said.

Principal Secretary (Medical Education) Mukesh Sharma, Special Secretary Dr Prithvi, Mission Director National Health Mission Navin Jain and other officials were present in the meeting. Nearly 4000 resident doctors are on strike since Monday night against the decision to send their copies for evaluation to other states affecting medical services at government college hospitals.

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