- The Resident doctors from government medical college of Latur and Ambajogai have threatened to go on indefinite strike from April 8.
- The doctors have given the ultimatum and the notice of the strike to the administration of the medical college.
- As many as 1000 resident doctors from four government medical colleges in Maharashtra have not been paid their stipend for the past several months.
“Our patience has ended, we are not beggars. We want our right,” echoed resident doctors.
The Resident doctors from the government medical colleges have decided to go on strike from Monday, April 8. The doctors from Latur and Ambajogai, on Friday, submitted strike notices to the administration.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Prafulla Mahakalkar, said, “Since the past five months, we have not been paid. We have approached the state government several times in the past, but other than promises we have not got anything. The administration has no money to pay to the doctors. So, finally, we have decided to call an indefinite strike from Monday.”
The MARD, on Wednesday, had a telephonic discussion with the DMER’s Director on the issue of pending stipends. Doctors from Nagpur, Latur, Ambejogai, have not received the payment for the past several months. The doctors allege that the government has fooled them.
“Our patience has ended now. We work in the hospital for 24/7. The stipend is our right, and the government is not taking any concrete step to solve the issue. Resident doctors from Latur and Ambejogai will go on indefinite strike from Monday. Doctors will sell fruits outside the colleges to earn their livelihood,” said Central MARD president, Dr Kalyani Dongre.
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