Rajasthan doctors' strike: 5000 Resign, 9 Suspended, New recruitment started

Rajasthan doctors' strike dippen further when more than 5000 doctors Resign while 9 doctors suspended meanwhile Rajasthan govt recruits 500 new doctors and 2000 more recruitment on card.  The statewide protest by doctors scaled into a full-fledged war on Friday with more than 5000 in-service doctors tendering mass resignations from their posts. “A large number of people are getting affected due to strike. The move will provide instant relief to patients,” said a senior government official. Meanwhile, the government has also decided to hire services of retired doctors in the state. Specialist doctors hired will get a remuneration of Rs 3,000 per day while general MBBS doctors will get Rs 2,000 per day. Performing night duty will fetch additional Rs 500. “The chief minister has asked to make alternative arrangements with immediate effect. In next couple of hours, the arrangements will be completed,” said senior government officials.
All the government doctors working in hospitals,dispensaries, primary health centres and resident doctors ofall the six medical colleges are on strike since December 21. Private doctors and medical teachers also stopped worktoday for four and two hours respectively in support ofin-service doctors who are demanding redressal of theirlong-pending demands of pay hike and time-bound promotions. A representative of the All Rajasthan in-serviceDoctors' Association handed over resignations of 5,000 doctorsof the state medical and health department. "Dr Durgashankar Saini met the director and handedover to him resignations of 5,000 doctors of variousdistricts. Several other doctors in different districts havealso forwarded their resignation to respective districtcollectors," Vice-President of the Association Mahesh Sharma claimed. This strike remind us the last year strike of doctors. About 50 patients died in Rajasthan after doctors called a similar strike following police assault on their colleagues in September 2010. This time govt is looking tough to end such strike by doctors in future.