The resident doctors at the government medical colleges all over Maharashtra went on indefinite strike from today, i.e. August 7.
The central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) released a notice saying that they are going on Pan Maharashtra Agitation from Aug 07, 2019 alleging the callus and negligent attitude of state and central government towards the grievances of medical fraternity and residents .
MARD doctors said on one side the draconian NMC bill is all set to put our future in dark and government being adamant enough to neglect the widespread protest all over India and on the other hand state government is being casual towards providing them regular stipend and evasive towards the long standing demand of proposed stipend hike.
It may be noted that the doctors have made following demands,:
Stipend regularity. “Many peripheral colleges are not receiving stipend regularly. We demand a fix solution for this. Especially GMC Akola , SRTC Ambejogai, GMC Latur, GMC Nagpur, few have not received stipend since 4 months. Everytime same scenario.”
-Stipend Hike: We demand hike which is to be implemented once in every three years. This Demand was put long back and was promised (written assurance) to be fulfilled by Hon’ Medical education Minister in a meeting held on 1st Jan 2019 where in Rs. 5000 hike was decided with effect from Aug 2018. And in a recent meeting on 17th June 2019 a mere verbal assurance (Promise) to sanction the same hike in three days. We no longer have the patience for one more assurance. We want Hike.
– Maternity and TB leaves fixed GR There is no proper and fixed GR for Maternity and TB leaves. We demand a fixed norm for the same. (No. of sanctioned leaves, pay criteria, term extension norms).
They said that if the above mentioned demands are not fulfilled within 2 days they have decided to go on Pan Maharashtra agitation from August 07 to August 08, 2019 under which we will be withdrawing the services of residents , routine as well as emergency. and we refuse to comply unless all the demands are met.
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