MP: Junior doctors halt healthcare services as govt hold registration

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Junior doctors strike work at a medical college, MP.

Rohit Shishodia

Emergency and routine medical services have come to a halt after all the junior resident doctors engaged in six medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh have gone on indefinite strike against holding the registration (PG degree) of three junior doctors.

While explaining the same the President of Junior Doctors Association of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Harish Pathak told Drug Today Medical Times, “We went on strike two months ago, our demands included making the availability of beds in hospitals, etc. I was also involved in that earlier strike. So my registration has also been put on hold. This could be a way to take revenge against me.”

“A government notice has also been issued for holding my registration along with two others. This is the cause of the strike and it will remain indefinite unless holding the registration is taken back,” Dr. Pathak said.

Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) has criticised the government's move for holding the registration.

Condemning the move, Dr. Rohan Krishnan, National Vice President, FAIMA, said, “Harassing the PG students who are the frontline workers of this pandemic is a serious issue. Any kind of irrational move by the MP government will lead to disastrous effects as we will support our junior colleagues and start a strike in Delhi and pan India.”

“Hence, we urge the government not to follow any draconian policies,” Dr. Krishnan added.


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