- Around 2,300 intern doctors across the 18 Medical Colleges in Maharashtra, have called an indefinite strike
- The protesting doctors are on strike from Wednesday, June 13. The doctors are protesting to raise their stipend to Rs 11,000.
- The doctors have went on the strike as the meeting with the State’s Medical Education Department didn’t yield any result
- Doctors are planning to carry out protest march in medical college premises
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Gokul Rakh, General Secretary of the, Intern Doctors Association said, “All the intern doctors across Maharashtra, are on strike from the midnight of June 13. Intern doctors provide medical services in emergency wards. We have stopped attending the emergency duties as well, so that the administration will take a note of our strike and demands.”
Last week, the intern doctors had given the notice to the states Medical Education Department to go on the strike. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research, and the Secretary Medical Education Department held a meeting with the protesting doctors. But, the state machinery failed to pacify the agitated doctors.
Doctors allege, that in 2015 the state government had agreed to raise their stipend to Rs 11,000. But, after three years the state government has done nothing on the same.