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Jaipur: Resident doctors’ strike ends, services at hospitals return to normalcy today

The senior officials of Resident Doctors Association of Rajasthan said that their demands have been agreed upon, so they took withdrew their trike Friday. The doctors returned to duty on Saturday.

November 24, 2018, 10:32 am

Long queues of patients at SMS Hospital due to strike.

Jaipur: Resident doctors of medical colleges in Rajasthan ended their strike on Friday. The senior officials of Resident Doctors Association of Rajasthan said that their demands have been agreed upon, so they took withdrew their trike Friday. The doctors returned to duty on Saturday. The resident doctors protested against police action against a resident doctor of JLN Medical College in Ajmer. The strike was started from Ajmer Medical College on Wednesday. Later on, resident doctors at all the medical college of Rajasthan including Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical college of Jaipur, boycotted their work and supported the strike. The medical services were highly affected due to the three long day strike in the state. Several operations were postponed. The patients kept waiting for senior doctors to arrive in the ICU as well as wards for medicines and prescriptions. Senior doctors were roped in to attend the patients, but the arrangements were not enough. According to association and hospital department, all the resident doctors will have to return to their work at 12 o clock on Saturday. The doctors went on strike after police started an investigation on a complaint registered by a woman. The woman complained in her FIR that a doctor on duty attempted to molest her while she was admitted in labor room for delivery. The FIR was lodged on November 13.

First published: November 24, 2018