news Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 30, 2014 | 9:30 am IST The Telangana Junior Doctors’ Association (TJUDA) called off its strike at 1:30 pm on Saturday after 1,400 junior doctors protested for a total of 62 days against mandatory rural service. The strike severely affected the healthcare in government hospitals with students from Osmania, Gandhi and Kakatiya Medical Colleges boycotting non emergency services in a phased manner from September 29. However, the High Court declared the strike as “illegal” and called a court order directing the doctors to resume duty within 48 hours. The doctors resumed duties barely an hour before the deadline. According to a report in Times of India, the TJUDA president G Srinivas said in a signed statement that “Respecting the HC judgement as law abiding citizens, we call off the strike with immediate effect” The TJUDA members however, plan to continue their demand through dialogue for making the one year rural service rule optional or guaranteeing jobs after the one year if the service remains compulsory.
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