Pune: Resident Doctors Strike At Sassoon Hospital Called Off After Two Days

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Pune, 3rd January 2022: Maharashtra Association Of Resident Doctors (MARD) had gone on strike yesterday. From January 2, the outpatient department (OPD) services provided by resident doctors and regular inpatient services had been stopped in all government and municipal colleges and hospitals in Maharashtra resulting in a halt of medical services. Sassoon Hospital in Pune was one of the affected hospitals.

Now the resident doctors have called off the strike. Today (January 3), in a meeting held with Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan, the following problems and demands of MARD were discussed in detail and the following decisions were taken:

1. Funds will be made available at the college level as soon as possible for the renovation of the building.

2. The proposal for the creation of posts of 1,432 senior resident doctors will be approved in the upcoming cabinet meeting and a government decision will be taken regarding the same.

3. The selection board of the department for the recruitment of assistant and associate professors will be established in two months and it will be functioning regularly.

4. In the meeting, it is ordered to pay the dearness allowance difference at the earliest.

5. The salary of senior resident doctors will soon increase.

6. Along with this, the municipality (Mumbai, Thane, Pimpri Chinchwad -biometric attendance) challenged the college authorities to resolve the local issue and agreed to hold a meeting with the Chief Minister if there is no solution.

All the above matters were presented in front of the state by holding a joint press conference and the strike was withdrawn immediately.


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