Patna: More than 750 junior doctors of
Patna Medical College and Hospital went on an indefinite
strike to press the state government to fulfil its promise of
hiking their stipend.
General secretary of PMCH Junior Doctors` Association,
Dheeraj Kumar said the junior doctors started the strike Monday night.
Despite the assurance given in August, the state government
had not increased the monthly stipend of the junior doctors
from Rs 13,000 per month to Rs 25,000 per month, he said.
"We will continue to stay away from work till the
government fulfils its promise," he said.
PMCH superintendent O P Choudhury claimed that the
functioning of the hospital remained unaffected.
"All the wards, including emergency are being manned by
doctors of the hospital and the functioning of the hospital
remains as usual," Choudhury said.