More striking doctors resume duty in Jaipur

Fortyseven striking resident doctors on Tuesday resumed duty.

Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 16:19 PM IST

Jaipur: Fortyseven striking resident doctors on Tuesday resumed duty here taking the total number of medicos who have rejoined work to 94 even as the situation remained grim in other cities where the strike continued.

The 47 protesting doctors resumed duties at SMS
Government Hospital here, Dr LC Sharma, Superintendent of SMS
Hospital, said.

Out of a total 360 resident doctors, 94 in all have
resumed duties. 47 of them had returned yesterday and rest of
them resumed duty this morning, he said.

Rest of the resident doctors will also resume duty soon,
Dr Ashok, representative of the resident doctors, said.

He was among the three-member delegation, who had on
Tuesday night met state Medical and Health Minister Duru Miyan
and assured him of calling off their strike unconditionally
from Wednesday morning. However, the strike continued with
only 47 residents resuming their duty yesterday.

On the other hand, many residents doctors in other cities
remained on strike in support of the in-service government
doctors, who are demanding pay-hike and time-bound promotions
despite claim by the government that the demands have already

Meanwhile, a government official claimed that a few more
in-service government doctors, who were on strike, also
resumed duty in different parts of the state today.

The in-service government doctors went on the strike on
December 21 demanding a pay-hike and time-bound promotions but
the government invoked RESMA and arrested over 400 doctors
since the strike and suspended 65 doctors.

The government has made alternate arrangements with the
help of doctors posted at private hospitals, retired and newly
recruited doctors, army, BSF railways.