Junior doctors call off strike in J&K
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 20:52
Jammu: Junior doctors in Jammu and Kashmir agitating for the last 23 days in support of their demands, including pay revision, today called off their strike and agreed to resume duties from tomorrow after getting an assurance from the state government that it will resolve the issues raised by them by November 16.

The high level committee headed by State Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather held a meeting with the striking doctors here and agreed to resolve their problems by November 16, an official statement quoting the minister said here this evening.

Their issues were given due consideration during the several rounds of talks held with different organisations of doctors in both Srinagar and Jammu and it was mutually agreed that the strike be called off, Rather was quoted as saying.

Expressing satisfaction over the government's assurance the spokesperson of junior doctors Dr Sandeep said, "After a threadbare discussion with the committee members and our counterparts in Srinagar, we unanimously decided to call off the strike and resume our duties from tomorrow."

The government has given November 16 as the date for resolving the issues raised by doctors in view of the scheduled visit of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi beginning tomorrow and ensuing Darbar move, the statement said.

The government would ensure that the doctors do not suffer in any case, it said, adding that it was also agreed to mitigate other grievances of the doctors at the earliest.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 20:52

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