As soon as MP HC says that the striking junior doctors in the state to resume their duties within 24 hours, terming the protest “illegal“, nearly 3,000 junior doctors have resigned from their posts. Also, the doctors announced that they will challenge the high court ruling.
Speaking to the media, Madhya Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (MPJDA) Secretary Ankita Tripathi has confirmed that over 3,000 junior doctors have resigned from the posts. She additionally said that “The government didn’t accept our demands but only assured us so we did not end our strike. She said that police are being sent to the houses of the doctors to end the strike. The government is saying that junior doctors are blackmailing them which is not true. If we had to blackmail the government, why are there fewer patients now?”
However, MPJDA President Dr. Arvind Meena claimed that the government authorities have promised to keep their demands but nothing happened after that, forcing the doctors to stop work.
Meena said, “The government has promised to raise the stipend by 24 percent and till they raise it to that limit, the strike will continue.”
The MPJDA president said that the strike, which began on Monday, will continue till their demands are fulfilled.