After pay-cut threat Maharashtra doctors may join their duty


MUMBAI: From Wednesday night,Resident doctors in government hospitals across Maharashtra would be resuming duty , said state medical education minister Girish Mahajan. This comes after talks and a final offer that the striking specialists would confront a six-month pay cut.

However, sources in the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) said in many spots the specialists had not came back to work.

On Wednesday, The strike by the resident doctors in Maharashtra’s government hospitals had escalated earlier with 40,000 medicos of the Indian Medical Association joining their protest.

About 4,000 inhabitant specialists have been avoiding work since Monday, requesting upgraded security in the wake of a series of assaults on specialists by patients’ relatives at government doctor’s facilities over the state.

The administration will guarantee that general nearly 1,100 security work force are delegated at these healing facilities to anticipate assaults, Mahajan said in the wake of meeting agents of occupant specialists on Wednesday evening.

The state government had served a final offer before in the day and requested that the specialists continue obligations by 8pm on Wednesday, coming up short which they could confront a six-month pay cut.

Swapnil Meshram, secretary of MARD, said, “We have informed out members of the government’s decision. They are free to resume duty. We also understand that the state officials need some time to complete the process of deploying security personnel.”However, many resident doctors were not convinced about the security and had not joined duty yet, he said.

The Bombay HC had on Tuesday rapped the doctors over the strike, saying their conduct was “shameful”, and asked them to resign if they didnt want to work.