Ahmedabad: Around 2,500 doctors, who are faculty members at the six medical colleges in Gujarat and serve in hospitals attached to them, have gone on an indefinite strike.Demanding pay-scale parity with the teachers of other non-government medical colleges as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines, a demand pending for three years, the doctors went on strike on Thursday."We have been demanding pay-scale parity with teachers in non-government medical colleges, as in pharmacy, law, science, polytechnic colleges...as per UGC guidelines, and a time-bound promotion schedule," said Gujarat Medical Teachers` Association (GMTA) secretary, Dr J C Makwana. There had been no assurance from the state for the last three years despite repeated representations and several rounds of talks, he said.
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