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Lodge FIR against striking doctors: Tribunal directs government

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February 1, 2018, 11:10 am

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Doctors strike in Jaipur causes long queues of patients at government hospitals. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: Rajasthan Civil Service Appellate Tribunal has turned down a petition filed by Dr Ajay Choudhary who is spearheading the doctors’ strike in Rajasthan against his transfer and imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on him.

The tribunal also directed the doctors to resume work at his new office by December 29. It asked the government to file a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against him.

The state government had recently got a green signal from the Rajasthan high court to take legal and administrative action against the doctors who have been on a strike for the past 12 days, crippling health and medical services at government hospitals in the state.

Many people are reported to have died due to the lack of treatment at hospitals since the strike began.

After getting a go-ahead from the tribunal, the state government is likely to take a tough stand against the doctors.

The government representatives held discussions with the doctors throughout the day on Monday. A meeting was scheduled to take place at 9 pm on Monday, but doctors didn’t turn up. Now a meeting will be held at 11 am on Wednesday.

First published: December 27, 2017