Madhya Pradesh’s junior doctors call off strikeNovember 20th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) The Junior Doctors Association (JUDA) in Madhya Pradesh have called off their seven-day-long strike after meeting Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, an official said Sunday.
At the meeting, it was decided that junior doctors demand to increase stipends will be considered sympathetically, while arrested doctors will be released and there will be no action against them.
Meanwhile, the JUDA agreed to compulsory bonds for service in the rural areas.
The strike that had began Monday had crippled health services in government hospitals affiliated with medical colleges in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Rewa.
Health authorities had denied any deaths due to non-availability of the doctors, terming all deaths in the period “routine”.
The Gwalior Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court had termed the strike “illegal” and Gwalior’s medical students had called off their strike after two days, but resumed it after after a day’s gap.
Around 200 doctors had been arrested across the five cities.
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