Ready for talks if govt invites us: AP doctors

Last Updated: Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 19:22

Hyderabad: The junior doctors who have been
agitating for hike in stipend and other demands across Andhra
Pradesh for the past three weeks Saturday again said that they
were open to talks with the government, if invited.

"We are ready to hold talks with the state government but
it should invite us. The government has only been asking us to
call off the strike, but it is not holding talks to address
our demands," AP Junior Doctors` JAC convener, Dr M I
Abhilash, said here.

The condition of 12 doctors who are on hunger strike at
Gandhi Hospital here since last Wednesday was not well, he
said.

With the striking doctors boycotting outpatient services,
classes and elective duties, the health services in teaching
hospitals and government hospitals state continued to be
affected.

Earlier talks between junior doctors and the four-member
cabinet sub-committee (including State Health Minister D L
Ravindra Reddy) had failed.

Among other things, junior doctors are seeking
regularisation of services and hike in monthly stipend from Rs
18,000 to Rs 33,000.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 19:22

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