Striking doctors get a taste of own medicine

Physicians of government hospitals in Rajasthan, who’ve gone on an indefinite leave as Monday, had a flavor of their own medicine on Friday when the milkmen stopped supplies to their homes at Kota, the biggest city at the Hadoti region.

In its general body meeting, the Kota Private Dairy Federation determined that no milk have been provided to the homes of their physicians, nursing employees and paramedical staff because of their “massive hardship” caused to the people with their strike.

Plight of the bad

“As soon as the seasonal diseases have broken out, the attack has to have been the very last thing on the minds of these physicians. Poor sufferers have nowhere to go,” federation president Umardeen Rizvi advised The Hindu. Over 300 private dairies in Kota have asked milkmen to prevent deliveries.

Mr. Rizvi said: “By quitting the supplies, we have emphasized the public’s anger with the physicians. We hope they will see reason and go back to work.”

The State government oversaw the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act on Friday. It spanned the homes of over 12 physicians in Jaipur.

Following the police detained Rajasthan Medical Council Registrar Jagdish Modi, Who’s also the convenor of their In-Service Physicians’ Association, Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf gave the physicians an ultimatum to return to duty.

More than 8,000 physicians have started the demonstration to press 33 needs, such as formation of another cadre and caliber pay benefit.

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