Junior Doctors Call Off Strike
Hyderabad, August 18 (INN): Following the orders of Andhra Pradesh High Court, the Junior Doctors’ Association on Sunday decided to call off the 20-day long strike.
It may be mentioned that the High Court had warned the striking junior doctors of criminal action if they continue with the strike. In view of court orders, the JDA consulted the legal experts and finally decided to call off the strike. They would be joining the duties from Monday onwards.
The junior doctors went on strike on July 29 demanding better infrastructure in rural areas, payment of stipend and other benefits.
In order to get their demands met, the Junior Doctors’ Association members were on indefinite strike since July 29. The AP High Court expressed anger over the strike. It ordered JUDA to either resume their duties or be ready to face the punishment, as the strike is criminal negligence. However, with the strike badly hitting the medical services, the High Court described their strike as criminal negligence while asking them to report to duties.