Jharkhand, 7/3 (AO Bureau): According to the 7th PayScale, the resident doctors of all the medical college hospitals of the state will boycott the work on Monday, demanding the payment of the pending salary. Resident doctors of MGM, Jamshedpur, PMCH Dhanbad, Palamu, Hazaribagh, and Dumka Medical College will go on strike from Monday morning itself. At the same time, after talks with the director doctors, and health secretary of RIMS, they will go on to work if they do not accept the demands.
Convenor of Jharkhand Resident Doctors Association and Joint Secretary of Ranchi I MA, Dr. Ajit informed that resident doctors are constantly demanding payment of salaries on the basis of the seventh pay scale from the year 2016 to 2019. But officials of the Health Department and RIMS have maintained silence.
There were protests since 1 March
Resident doctors of government hospitals across the state had been protesting since March 1 by putting a black badge. And were trying to get the government’s attention towards their demands. Doctors allege that the government is following the policy of wavering over the payment of their dues and ignoring their demands. Now from March 8, if the patients have trouble due to the workout, then the government will have all the responsibility. The Jharkhand unit of the Indian Medical Association is also with the Protest of Resident Doctors.