The junior doctors had begun strike Monday and said it will continue till their demands are fulfilled. They have put forward multiple demands before the state government, including a hike in stipend and free treatment for them and their families if they contract the deadly coronavirus infection.
The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday termed the four-day-old strike as "illegal”. The HC directed the striking junior doctors in the state to resume their duties within 24 hours.
This had led 3,000 of medicos resigned from their posts and announced they will challenge the ruling. These junior doctors working in the six governments medical colleges of the state resigned en masse from their posts on Thursday and submitted their resignations to the dean of their respective colleges.
Madhya Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (MPJDA) president stated that the state government has already cancelled their enrolment for the third year PG and therefore they won’t be able to sit for examinations. For this the MPJDA will appeal against the HC judgment in the Supreme Court. According to MPJDA the junior and senior doctors of Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Bihar, Maharashtra and AIIMS Rishikesh, among others, have supported their strike.
They will asked about the government’s decision to raise their stipend by 17 per cent and whether they will resume duties after relevant orders are issued.