House-surgeons call off strike
Kerala Medicos Joint Action Council said that Health Minister agreed to revoke the Government Order regarding compulsory rural service of PG doctors.
Thiruvananthapuram: Post graduate doctors and house surgeons of state-run medical colleges in Kerala, who went on an indefinite strike on Monday, called off their agitation past midnight after the state government agreed to consider their demands.
The leaders of Kerala Medicos Joint Action Council said that Health Minister V S Shivakumar agreed to revoke the Government Order regarding compulsory rural service of PG doctors passing out from MCHs.
They said the minister also agreed to set up an experts` committee with the participation of student representatives to study the issue of compulsory service within two months.
Around 2,000 junior doctors of the five state-run medical colleges went on strike from Monday morning.
The strike partly affected functioning of all five government medical colleges in the state, especially their outpatient sections.