Resident doctors of medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh have ended their two-week long strike over the non implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. The doctors ended their strike after getting a written assurance from the state’s director of medical education.
“The director has stated in the letter that government has given its approval for providing salary to resident doctors in accordance with 7th CPC within six to eight weeks. The pending arrears would also be paid,” said Dr Nitin Kumar, RDA President, Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College, Meerut, UP.
Thousands of resident doctors, including junior doctors, had struck work and halted medical care due to non-implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC. They had agitated in all the medical colleges excluding Gorakhpur and demanded early implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC.
Resident doctors working in the institutes run by the central government are getting the salary as per recommendations of 7th CPC. This was pointed out by the state doctors. They said that they should be also given benefits of the new pay commission.
The Federation of Resident Doctors Association-India supported the striking doctors of UP. The doctors’ body wrote a letter to the UP Health Minister to intervene in the matter.