Maharashtra intern doctors call-off strike

The medical interns have called off their strike after the meeting with Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan on Tuesday June 19. The intern doctors will resume work from Wednesday onwards

Maharashtra intern doctors call-off strike
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  • A total of 2,300 intern doctors were on strike since the past seven days
  • Their demand is to raise their pay from existing Rs 6,000 to Rs 11,000.
  • Intern doctors across 18 medical colleges had participated in the strike.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Gokul Raka, General Secretary of the Intern Doctors Association

“We had a meeting with the Medical Education Minister on Tuesday. The government has assured that our demand of the pay raise will be sorted out within two months. We all are resuming the duty around midnight on Tuesday.  We have been asked to follow up with are demands.”

Earlier, Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan had assured the interns saying, “We are in touch with the protesting doctors.Within one-and-half to two months’ time, after consulting all the concern departments, we will take a final decision on the intern doctors pay raise demand.”

On Monday, June 18, the indefinite strike called by the medical interns from Maharashtra, had entered its sixth day. The intern doctors had been firm on their demand of needing a pay raise and need a sincere assurance from the Maharashtra government.