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Delhi: Resident doctors proceed on indefinite strike

India TV News Desk 22 Jun 2015, 14:06:01 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Resident doctors doctors of Delhi have decided to call off work until their demands are met.

Around 15,000 resident doctors have proceeded on an indefinite strike from Monday over several issues, including adequate life saving and generic drugs.

‘No Out-Patient Departments (OPD) today' posters pasted across Central and Delhi Government Hospitals announced the beginning of the strike.

Doctors from at least 20 hospitals in the national capital, including Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital are believed to have joined the strike.

The Hospitals are functioning with senior doctors running OPD and emergency services.  The leaves of the senior doctors have been cancelled in the light of the strike.

The Doctors' Association had given June 21 as the deadline to the Union Health Ministry to respond to their demands of better security at workplace, adequate life-saving and generic drugs, drinking water, time-bound duty hours and salary on time.

The doctors, under their umbrella body Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Jagat Praksah Nadda, requesting them to urgently look into the matter and take remedial measures

The resident doctors had earlier gone on a day-long strike over similar demands in February 27.