The months-long delay in salaries, which has been a legacy issue of civic-run hospitals, has forced the resident doctors from select health centres to announce a pen-down strike.
It also warned of strike spreading to other locations if the department failed to take deterrent steps.
The court disposed of the petition with a liberty to the complainants to approach the State Medical Commission with specific complaints of actual patients suffering due to strikes.
The striking doctors have been demanding the continuation and regularisation of ad-hoc services, departmental promotions, and non-practising allowance (NPA) as per the Seventh Pay Commission.
Two among five government doctors who have launched a fast unto death, pressing their four-point charter of demands were hospitalised on Monday, the fourth day of their strike.
The protest is against the National Medical Commission Bill that will be tabled in the Parliament on Saturday.
IMA Secretary Dr V Rajesh Babu said that they are against the NMC Bill because out of the 25 members of NMC, only five members are elected members and the representation to the states are unequal.
Doctors in Kerala today went on a strike to protest the Centre's proposed National Medical Commission Bill, causing immense hardship to those visiting hospitals across the state.
The protesting doctors are demanding timely reporting of vacancies and creation of posts, annual recruitments and ending the bond system.