Doctor’s strike: Maharashtra intern doctors determined to go on strike from June 13 

Intern doctors across Maharashtra will go on an indefinite strike from June 13. The protesting doctors had a meeting with the Director of Medical Education and Research, but the administration has failed to pacify the doctors

Doctor’s strike: Maharashtra intern doctors determined to go on strike from June 13
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  • 2,300 intern doctors from 18 medical and dental college in Maharashtra, have threatened to go on strike from June 13
  • The Director of Medical Education and Research, Dr Pravin Shingare on Monday, June 11 held a meeting with the protesting doctors
  • But, the doctors said they have decided to continue the strike as the state government has not given any clarity on their demand to raise the stipend

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Gokul Raka, General Secretary of the Intern Doctors Association said, “We have been discussing the issue of raising the stipend for last two years. But, in today’s meeting as well we have been given a promise. We don’t want promises anymore. We want a decision on our demand. So, we have decided to continue the strike.”

While one of the intern doctors on the condition of anonymity said, “The Director of Medical Education has promised to write a letter to the finance department regarding the stipend issue. They have requested us to withdraw the proposed strike. But, we will not withdraw until the government accepts our demands.”

Meanwhile,  Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education and Research said, “On Tuesday, June 12, the intern doctors will have a meeting with the Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan.”