Junior Doctors of DMCH on indefinite strike



Darbhanga: Around 450 junior doctors of the Darbhanga Medical College Hospital (DMCH) here today proceeded on an indefinite strike from this morning to press for their demand for hike in monthly stipends, DMCH sources said.

The junior doctors proceeded on the strike and have threatened to obstruct functioning of the hospital in Darbhanga, the sources said.

Hospital Superintendent Suraj Nayak said the junior doctors were agitated over the state Health minister's alleged controversial statement.

They went on strike to press for their demand for hike monthly stipends and introduction of Senior Residency Scheme.

Nayak, however, claimed that the emergency services and OPDs of DMCH were normal.

"There is no impact of the strike so far," Nayak claimed.

DMCH junior doctors' association office bearer Amit claimed that their colleagues attempted to obstruct the functioning of OPDs and emergency. "We will sit together today to decide the future course of action," he claimed.

PTI