Dr Ketan Deshmukh, one of the interns at BJ Medical College and Joint Secretary with the Association of Medical State Interns, said, “ We wanted to do something innovative. We did not arrange a protest march but decided to do something better this time. A protest rally does not help us much. So we decided to hold a blood donation camp which will be helpful for patients also. We hope that our demands will be heard.”
After the talks with the Maharashtra’s Medical Education Department failed, the intern doctors across Maharashtra have gone on an indefinite strike. The doctors are protesting to raise their stipend to Rs 11,000. Which they allege, the state had agreed to in 2015.
The protesting doctors are on strike from Wednesday, June 13. Doctors across medical colleges are planning to carry out protest marches in their respective college premises.