Rajasthan Govt. to terminate over 500 resident doctors

Rajasthan government has decided to terminate the services of over 500 resident doctors who are on strike for the last three days. Medical services in government hospitals across Rajasthan remained affected as the agitation of resident doctors in the state entered its third day today. The stir has cost 510 doctors their jobs while as many as 583 are facing suspension. To tackle the situation, the government has given appointment letters to 1150 doctors in the seven hospitals. Health services have been badly affected in the government hospital due to resident doctors on strike for last three days. Although health department has made alternate arrangements to ensure that medical services do not get affected.
Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said the 583 resident doctors (of PG first year) have been terminated and the state government will approach the Supreme Court to seek permission for new admission against their seats as the admissions to PG first year are conducted under the guideline of the apex court. "The government will not let the residents affect medical services with their strike which was started without a notice," the minister told reporters here. He that the government would soon initiate process to fill the vacant posts of assistant professors in all the seven government medical colleges. Resident doctors are on strike opposing the Medical Council of India directive to send their answer scripts for outside evaluation.