Docs strike enters 7th day, working in hospitals paralysed

Docs strike enters 7th day, working in hospitals paralysed

The state-wide strike by 65,000 government doctors and paramedical staff entered the seventh day, even as government convened a meeting with them here tomorrow to arrive at a solution.

"The Health and Family Welfare Department has convened a meeting with us tomorrow to thrash out a solution to our demands", Secretary of Karnataka Medical Officers' Association G A Srinivas told PTI.

Depending on its outcome, the agitating doctors and para medical staff would decide whether to continue their strike or not, he said.

Meanwhile, work across all government hospitals in the state was paralysed with a quite a number of a patients waiting outside hospitals.

On Feb 7, government had issued a circular warning the striking staff that ESMA would be invoked if services are disrupted

The three main demands of those on strike are that district hospitals taken over by the medical education department be brought under the Health and Family Welfare Department,certain anomalies in Transfer Act pertaining to the department be set right and salaries of para medcial staff be disbursed by the first of every month.

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