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Govt Doctors continue to protest in Rajasthan over better pay, service conditions

Jaipur, Nov 10: Hundreds of government doctors continued their indefinite strike on Friday over their various demands, affecting health services in Rajasthan.

Agitated doctors also raised slogans against the state government and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Around 640 government doctors began the strike on November 6. Patients in district hospitals, community and primary health centres in rural areas had to be shifted to private hospitals due to unavailability of medical practitioners, news agency PTI reported.

The strike left number of patients stranded out side the hospitals in Kota, Bundi, Baran and Jhalawar districts.

General Secretary of All Rajasthan In Service Doctors Association, Durga Shankar Saini, said they were forced to go on strike because the state government did not pay heed to their 33-point demand.

The 33 long-pending demands by the doctors of the state include the formation of a separate cadre for in-service doctors, Rs. 10,000 grade pay benefit for doctors, and running government health centres in a single shift and other.

Wefornews Bureau 

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