Medical services in Maharashtra are hit as the strike continues on the third day as over 3,000 resident doctors in government hospitals across the state went on an indefinite strike to press for their demands as talks with authorities proved unsuccessful. The representatives of the various medical colleges who are on strike met at Mumbai on Thursday night to chalk out the future course of action.
The Bombay High court on Wednesday has called the strike by MARD illegal and instructed to take back the strike . Striking Resident doctor’s are facing termination notice if strike is not taken back. The authorities this time seems very tough on Mard.
Patients at various hospitals in Maharashtra and Government medical college (GMC) and Indira Gandhi Medical college(IGMC), Nagpur were had a hard time to find a doctor. many of the surgeries had to be postponed in the hospitals. only emergency surgeries were conducted. During the strike today in GMC, Nagpur OPD patients attended were 1204 and 850 patients were admitted in the hospital.272 medical Teachers, 27 in-service residents and 24 Medical officers were on duty today and authorities claim inspite of 287 residents doctors on strike the day functions were run smoothly.
The MARD doctors are getting Rs 36186 as stipend if it is compared with other states, the resident doctors over there get Rs 15000 to 25000. The authorities have issued notice no work no payment.