Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has
invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to ban
strikes in all the medical institutions of the state for the
next six months, officials said on Thursday.
"Keeping in mind the difficulties faced by patients
due to the strikes by junior doctors and employees, the
government has banned strikes in all medical institutions/
colleges by invoking Essential Services Maintenance Act
(ESMA)," an official spokesman said.
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical
Science (SGPGIMS), Chhatrpati Shahuji Maharaj Medical
University and all medical colleges will be covered in the
order, he said.