Section of MCD doctors call off strike, but others insist they'll continue protesting

New Delhi: A section of municipal corporation doctors on Friday ended the strike they had called to press for payment of salaries, urging authorities to refrain from taking "punitive action" and cutting salaries for participating in the strike.

"The executive body of Municipal Corporation Doctors Association today decided to call off the strike," President of the Association Dr RR Gautam said.

Representative image. IBNLive

Representative image. IBNLive

A delegation of the Association earlier met Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain who assured them that the "official process" has been started to meet their demand of taking over of municipal corporation health services by the government.

"Deputy CM Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain assured us that official process for taking over Health Services of corporations has been started as a permanent solution," Dr Gautam said.

Delhi government has already given a "bailout package" of Rs 693 crore for payment of salaries and the ministers also assured that there will be no problem in future salary payment, he said, lauding Delhi government's action.

Dr Gautam also said that they want to join duties in public interest but requested that there be no "punitive action" and "salary cut" of doctors and employees of other health services by the municipal corporation authorities.

"If such an action is taken against us, we will again go on strike," he said.

However, the leaders of Resident Doctors' Association stressed that their strike was on and that a final decision on it will be taken by a general body meeting on Saturday.

"We have not called off our strike yet. A general body meeting of the Association will be held at 10 am tomorrow (Saturday) for a final decision about the strike," president of the association Dr Aditya said.


Updated Date: Feb 05, 2016 22:39 PM

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