Thiruvananthapuram: Functioning of
government hospitals acoss Kerala was affected on Tuesday due to a
day-long token strike called by doctors under the state health
services to demand rectification of anomalies in the last pay
Doctors kept off from out patient sections in the
general, district and taluk hospitals in response to the
strike call given by Kerala Government Medical Officers
However, Directorate of Health Service said
alternative arrangements had been put in place in all
hospitals to avoid any inconvenience to patients.
Doctors have been deployed in the hospitals, official
sources said. "We have so far not received any report about
disruption of work in government hospitals", they said.
Today`s token strike was a prelude to the indefinite
strike which will be called by doctors from June 10 if their
demands were not met, the association said.
Doctors under the health department have been
observing a non-coperation strike since February. The doctors
have not been attending any outside duties like immunisation