Resident doctors in GMC hospitals to go on indefinite strike


Resident doctors working in hospitals associated with Government Medical College (Srinagar) have decided to go on an indefinite strike from June 5 to protest against government’s alleged apathy towards their demands.
In a statement the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) at GMC said it has called for an indefinite strike in all six associated hospitals from 5 June. “The doctors will withdraw all services including emergencies and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) services,” said the statement.
The decision has been taken due to “apathy” of the government towards fulfilling the doctors’ demands, said the statement. “We were humiliated by health minister when we sought a written assurance that our demands shall be met. This has hurt our dignity,” said the statement. In addition to other demands, the doctors have been seeking implementation of 7th pay commission.
It said government has continued to show cold response to their demands and even multiple requests to seek appointment with the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for discussing the problems did not yield results.  
“We really feel disheartened with this approach of authorities and extend our heartfelt apologies to general public for inconvenience,” said the statement.
The strike will affect functioning in hospitals including Lal Ded, GB Pant, SMHS, Bone and Joint, Psychiatry and Chest Diseases.

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