Maharashtra resident doctors likely to continue agitation

Resident doctors in Maharashtra are unlikely to withdraw their agitation, even as minister for medical education Girish Mahajan termed his talks with the doctors as "positive".

Published: 23rd March 2017 01:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2017 01:52 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

MUMBAI: Resident doctors in Maharashtra are unlikely to withdraw their agitation, even as minister for medical education Girish Mahajan termed his talks with the doctors as "positive".

Measures assured by the government on Wednesday are highly inadequate and are much the repetition of assurances given earlier, one of the agitating doctors who was part of thr negotiations with the government, told the Express on condition of anonymity.

Minister of medical education, had expressed confidence after his meeting with the doctors that they would resume duty by Wednesday night. However, majority of the doctors said that they won't resume duty.

Within 15 days 1100 security guards would be appointed and special efforts would be made to restrict number of patient's relatives, the minister said while elaborating on the meeting. He also said that the government may resort to measures like cutting down six months salary as well as action under essential services acts against the doctors who would continue with the agitation.

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