The resident doctors of Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital(GACH),Nagpur who have stopped work and protesting under the aegis Maharashtra Association of Ayurveda Resident Doctors(MARD)have alleged that the government is trying to suppress the agitation and threatening action under section 188 on doctors. As per the MARD, the MBBS and dental college students, who are working in Covid duty, have been given a hike of Rs.10000 in the stipend, but the students of GACH have not been provided the benefit.
This is injustice and against the rule of ‘same work, same pay’. Besides, the doctors want preparation leave as the first year and third year doctors have exams but they are not being relieved from Covid duties and just false promises are made to them and hence they have to resort to strike.MARD president Dr.Sumit Marathe stated that till the time the Ayush Directorate gives us written confirmation, we will not return to work. There is a chain hunger strike during the agitation, in which six students participate every day.