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Rajasthan: Residents doctors to go on strike again

December 3, 2019, 8:32 am

SMS Hospital

Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital

Jaipur: Nearly 2500 resident doctors in Rajasthan will boycott work at government hospitals in Rajasthan from 9 am on Tuesday. They said that the government had promised to meet their demands when they staged an agitation recently, but it has done nothing. So they have decided to boycott work again.

The resident doctors had gone on strike last month also. They said that state health minister Dr Raghu Sharma and senior officials of the medical and health department had promised to fulfil their demands, but nothing was done in this direction.

The resident doctors said that they should either be provided accommodation in hostels or be given a housing allowance of at least 16% of the basic salary.

“Even half the resident doctors of SMS Hospital have not been given accommodation in hostels. The fees has also been creased by 20-fold,” said Dr Ramchandra Jangu, president of Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors.

He added that there are only 300 security guards at SMS Hospital. “As per the government’s promise, there should be at least 480 guards to ensure the security of doctors,” he said.

The resident doctors of all medical colleges in various districts of Rajasthan including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Kota, Jhalawar will boycott work from 9 am on Tuesday.

First published: December 3, 2019