Doctors observe 2 hour strike across Kashmir


Over 3000 doctors across Kashmir observed a token strike of two hours on Wednesday to protest against “government’s apathy” towards their various demands.
The doctors across the valley stayed away from work from 10 am to 12 noon today on Doctors Association Kashmir call.
In a statement issued here association’s spokesperson said strike call received an “overwhelming response” and OPDs were not functional in the entire state during strike hours.
Earlier, DAK on May 20 had announced that only Emergencies will remain functional in Kashmir’s hospitals during strike.
The DAK has been demanding caderisation of consultants/medical officers/dental surgeons, pay anomaly, two and half day salary, risk and rural allowance, doctors welfare fund and ordinance for violence against doctors, spokesperson said.
DAK president, Dr Suhail Naik said: "The doctors working in peripheral health care system are disappointed due to callous and insensitive attitude of state government”. GKNN

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