Raj govt terminates 583 resident docs over strike

Jaipur: Taking stern action, Rajasthan government today terminated admission of 583 resident doctors in PG first year even as the medical services remained affected in the state due to the strike that started on Monday.

To make alternate arrangements, the government is in conversation with private medical colleges to provide their services during the strike.

Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said the 583 resident doctors (of PG first year) have been terminated and the state government will approach the Supreme Court to seek permission for new admission against their seats as the admissions to PG first year are conducted under the guideline of the apex court.

“The government will not let the residents affect medical services with their strike which was started without a notice,” the minister told reporters here.

He that the government would soon initiate process to fill the vacant posts of assistant professors in all the seven government medical colleges.

Nearly 4,000 resident doctors in seven medical colleges are on strike since Monday morning which has affected routine in the hospitals associated with the colleges.

Resident doctors are protesting against the decision to send their copies to other state for evaluation whereas the government said the guidelines of the Medical Council of India with regards to the examinations will have to be followed.