The Rajasthan government on June 2 decided to terminate the services of over 500 resident doctors who have been on strike since May 31.
The state government has instead decided to post 1150 newly selected medical officers in the hospitals that are attached to the medical college.
The resident doctors have been on strike for past three days as Medical Council of India had issued a directive sending the answer scripts of these doctors for outside evaluation.
The move didn’t go down well with resident doctors who then decided go on a strike protesting against the move.
The strike in turn badly effected health services in government hospitals in the state.
To ensure that medical services did not get affected by the move, the health department has also sought help from private hospitals and medical universities and also asked all the District Collectors to appoint doctors at these hospitals.
The health department has given district collectors permission to conduct walk-in interviews so as to make sure that the positions are not left vacant for long.
For the past three days many senior doctors have been going extra length to ensure that junior doctors strike didn’t affect the health of patients with many working extra hours to help them.