Published On : Thu, Dec 27th, 2018

Resident doctors end agitation after CM’s word to release stipend within 3 days

Nagpur: Following an assurance by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that the stipend of Resident Doctors will be released within three days, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) ended their protest agitation on Wednesday.

Earlier, the Resident Doctors had taken out a ‘Thaali March’ where they carried plates begging for food and also resorted to sloganeering at the office of Dean, Government Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday.

Later, a delegation led by Dr Ashutosh Jadhav, President of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors met Fadnavis demanding release of their stipend amount not paid to them since last three months. Dr Jadhav said that around 450 Resident Doctors in Nagpur and 1000 doctors in the State have not received their stipend. “We took the march to Dean’s office where we raised slogans. In the evening we met Chief Minister who assured to resolve the issue within three days.”

Resident doctors of Maharashtra were working by wearing black ribbon to protest non-receipt of stipend for since the past three months since last three days. The Residents at Aurangabad, Nagpur GMCH, Ambejogai and Latur are most affected and they are protesting together to press their demand.