BENGALURU:The Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD), who are on strike demanding that their stipend be revised, met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum asking him to look into the issue.
Speaking to reporters, Dr H J Tejeswi, General Secretary of KARD, said, the CM has assured that he will direct the minister and official concerned to bring up the issue in the Cabinet in a few days. Following this assurance, the department officials asked the doctors to call off the strike. Tejeswi said that the CM has assured to look into the issue in two days. “We cannot call off the strike and again begin it if they don’t deliver. Hence, we will continue our strike,” he said.
Service to the patients was affected marginally due to the strike.
The KARD has decided to organise a blood donation camp at the premises on Thursday.