Indefinite Strike By Kerala Doctors Comes to End

Published on: 04 Aug, 2014
Published under: General Kerala News, Thiruvananthapuram District News

Kerala Government Medical Officers’ Association doctors were on indefinite strike since two weeks for various demands and they have called of the strike as the state govt is ready to favorably consider their demands.

The government agreed to withdraw its decision to impose dies non on those who participated in the strike, the association said.Announcing the withdrawal of the strike, which started on July 21, the KGMOA said the decision to call off the strike was taken in the wake of fruitful discussions between the government and the association.

It was agreed at the discussions that all disciplinary cases instituted against doctors who have taken part in the strike on the Neyyatinkara issue, will be dropped except where criminal cases are pending. The dies non declared for the strike would be withdrawn with retrospective effect, said KGMOA state president Dr E P Mohanan.

“The government has agreed to look into the issues related to duty-time of doctors. Most doctors are forced to work around 17 hours a day. The government has agreed to set up a regulatory committee to study the issue. It was decided to appoint four doctors at all taluk hospitals, which do not have casualty facility, to start casualty services,” KGMOA office-bearers said.

Src- http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Doctors-Strike-Called-Off/2014/08/03/article2361979.ece

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