Resident doctors end 12-day long strike after successful talks with Rajasthan govt

The resident doctors were on a strike over demands for better work conditions, including salary benefits, in Rajasthan.

Resident doctors end 12-day long strike after successful talks with Rajasthan govt
Representational image

Jaipur: Doctors in Rajasthan, on a strike for 12 days, on Wednesday agreed to end their agitation following the successful conclusion of a fresh round of talks with the state government officials.

The doctors were on a strike over demands for better work conditions, including salary benefits, in Rajasthan.

Today's meeting between a delegation of doctors led by Ajay Chaudhary, president of All-Rajasthan In-service Doctors Association (ARISDA), and state Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf and others lasted for about 8 hours.

The agitators had also pressed for cancellation of transfer of 12 doctors.

"A meeting was held with the striking doctors and the deadlock was resolved," PTI quoted an official as saying.

The Rajasthan High Court had on Monday directed the state government to take action against the striking doctors, following which the state gave 24 hours time to the agitators to resume work.

The doctors went on strike on December 16 against the arrest of some of their colleagues. 

They have accused the state government of not fulfilling the promises made to them last month and taking vindictive actions including transfers. 

The health services across the BJP-ruled state was badly hit due to the 12-day long strike by the in-service doctors.  

(With PTI inputs)

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close