Rajasthan doctors end 7-day strike after 'successful' talks with government

Updated On : 13 Nov , 2017 , 01:54 AM
Rajasthan doctors end 7-day strike after 'successful' talks with government
Rajasthan doctors end 7-day strike after 'successful' talks with government
New Delhi:

In-Service Doctors in Rajasthan have called off their 7-day strike on Sunday after “successful” talks with health minister Kali Charan Saraf and other top government officials.

The doctors said the government has agreed on most of their demands and they shall resume their duties from Monday morning.

"The government gave nod to all our 33 demands including grade pay scale of Rs 10,000 and arrears. All in-service doctors will return to their duties from Monday morning," said Dr. Ajay Choudhary, president of All Rajasthan In-Service Doctors Association (ARISDA).

Earlier on Saturday, fourteen doctors were arrested in the state under the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA).

The doctors were arrested from Tonk, Jaipur, Kota, Swai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Jhalawar and Banswara districts, ADG (Law and Order) NRK Reddy said.

The arrests came after the deadline set by the government for the medical practitioners to resume work expired on Friday evening, the officer said.

On Friday, six doctors were arrested and on Saturday, eight, Reddy said, adding that 100 doctors have joined work to avoid arrest.

The major demands of the agitating doctors included single shift, hike in the grade pay scale and promotions.

First Published : Monday, November 13, 2017 01:18 AM
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