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Doctors in Rajasthan threaten to go on strike from August 21

An association of doctors accused the government of betrayal and not implementing the promises made after the previous agitation in December last year.

August 12, 2018, 8:56 pm

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Representatives of the doctors' association talking to media persons in Jaipur on Sunday.

Jaipur: Medical and health services in Rajasthan may come to a halt from August 21 as the doctors have threatened to go on strike from August 21. An association of doctors accused the government of betrayal and not implementing the promises made after the previous agitation in December last year. The association representatives said that unless the demands of doctors are met by August 20, they will boycott work and go on a strike. Dr Ajay Choudhary, the state president of a doctors’ association said that the Rajasthan government had failed to implement the promises made in December. “Eight months have gone by, but the state government has done nothing towards fulfilling the promises made after the last agitation of doctors. We are now feeling betrayed. We will again boycott work if the state government doesn’t fulfil these promises by August 20,” said Choudhary. Doctors in Rajasthan boycotted work for 13 days in December, crippling medical and health services. Several doctors were arrested after the government imposed RESMA. The strike was called off on December 27 after a marathon meeting between representatives of doctors’ organizations and the state government that went on for nearly eight hours. Rajasthan BJP president Ashok Parnami had announced that the appropriate demands of the doctors have been accepted and they have decided to call off the strike.

First published: August 12, 2018
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