2,000 doctors on indefinite strike against security, timely pay issues

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More than 2,000 resident doctors went on an indefinite strike in Delhi over issues of security at workplace and generic drugs

However, emergency services will remain undisturbed and services in private and outpatient wards would be affected.

Residents from 20 hospitals, including Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, have joined the strike.

Among the other demands of the striking doctors, are adequate life savings, drinking water supply and timely payment of their salaries.

The resident doctors said, the government has failed to take measures to fulfill their demands. Reports said that, the doctors, striking under the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA), had previously written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union health minister Jagat Praksah Nadda, urging them to take remedial measures.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said, the strike by the doctiors was not the way to solve any issue. He invited the residents for talks on 21 June, but they failed to make it. “But I have still invited them for talks,” Jain said

The resident doctors had gone on a strike over similar demands, in February 2015.

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