Rajasthan doctors strike continue, 400 arrested, 51 dead

Rajasthan doctors' strike enter Day 6 with no solution yet meanwhile around 400 doctors have been arrested under the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA). The death toll during the six days of doctors' strike has now reached 51 in state. Surgeries postponed and patients suffering without medical care forced the authorities to deploy army doctors and retired medical officers as an interim measure. Govt. appointed many pvt hospitals to offer medical services free of cost to patients across state to handle situation.
The state government has sacked 10 doctors and two medical officers for taking part in the strike as the stalemate between agitating medicos and authorities continued for the fifth consecutive day. "After reviewing the situation, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has ordered dismissal of ten doctors and two chief medical and health officers," an official said. "The services of Yaduveer Singh Rathore, Acting CMHO Pali, Dulichand, CMHO Jalore and ten medical officers in different parts of the state were terminated for being involved in the strike and causing huge inconvenience to patients," he added. Describing the doctors' strike as "unfortunate", the Chief Minister had earlier appealed to them to resume duty "in the interest of the society".