Health services in MP paralysed, 1,100 junior doctors resign

"The junior doctors in Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Rewa have resigned en-masse in support of their various demands while our counterparts in Bhopal have extended outside support," Madhya Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (MPJDA) President, Dr Vikrant Bhuria told PTI.

The strike originally started on August 17 when two MBBS students were killed in a road mishap when a police vehicle run over them. The students struck work demanding that the families of the deceased should be offered compensation of Rs 25 lakh and junior doctors should be given insurance cover.

Further, the doctors' association listed several more demands like reduction in period to compulsorily serve in rural areas.

"We have no problem in serving for a year in rural areas after MBBS, but the condition of serving for two years after the PG and specialisation should be reduced to one year," Bhuria said.

The medicos have also demanded that the state government should make sure that the medical colleges which were de-recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) due to inadequate staff get recognition of the apex body again.

Meanwhile, taking the issue seriously, the state government today directed divisional commissioners and deans of all the six government medical colleges to hire services of private doctors to deal with the problem.

The government has also directed them to deduct salaries of the junior doctors for remaining absent.

The State Health Minister Mahendra Hardia has appealed to the striking doctors to end their agitation in view of spreading of diseases like swine-flu and dengue.

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