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Rajasthan Govt arrests 55 Doctors, Medical Practitioner go on statewide Strike


Rajasthan Govt arrests 55 Doctors, Medical Practitioner go on statewide Strike

Jaipur:  Health services were hit today in Rajasthan, especially in rural areas, after more than 10,000 government in- service doctors went on a mass leave over various demands, including hike in allowances. Apart from the 33 demands doctors were also seen protesting against the arrest of 55 doctors under the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA) which was undertaken by the government as ” Preventive Arrests”.

The RESMA was invoked on Thursday by the Rajasthan government after doctors warned of a strike on December 18. The government further went on making certain preventive arrests ahead of the strike. However, the arrests prompted the doctors to go on strike much earlier, instead of the proposed date.

“Fifty-two doctors have been arrested from various parts of the state under the RESMA since last night,” ADG (Law and Order) NRK Reddy said here. This number has gone up to 55 with 17 doctors being sent to judicial custody, according to some media reports.

“They cannot boycott work or go on strike when the RESMA is in force,” he said

Doctors have alleged that the Rajasthan government did not fulfill the promises made to them during a strike last month and accused it of taking vindictive action.

“The government instead of executing its promises took oppressive action against us. Our people were arrested.

Senior doctors were dragged out from their houses and the state government is responsible for provoking the strike,” president, All Rajasthan In-Service Doctors Association, Dr Ajay Chaudhary, said in a WhatsApp video. The Senior ARISDA members are now hiding in undisclosed locations to avoid further arrests.

There are close to 10,000 in-service government doctors in the state, which are now boycotting duties.



Source: with agency inputs
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  1. Going on strike by doctors is STUPID. Even if the govt doesn\’t act, the courts are going to declare it illegal. Stop strikes, stop being a parrot. Just don\’t report for work because you\’re sick. Let the courts find out if you are sick or not.

  2. THERE SHOULD BE TOTAL SHUT DOWN ALL DOCTORS NEED TO BOYCOTT.BRING THESE ILLITERATE POLITICIANS MAKING SUCH INHUMAN LAWS AND JUDICIARY TO THEIR KNEES. LET THOUSANDS DIE.THEY ALL DESERVE THIS

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    Dr. MAHESH PRASAD Gupta December 19, 2017, 2:55 pm

    Non democratic act by Govt. Must be condemned, which hits the principle of natural Justice, say, VINASH KALE, VIPARIT BUDDHIST, COUNT DOWN BEGINS.

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    Dr Ajit Kr Thakur December 19, 2017, 10:15 am

    Very sad!!!

  5. It\’s very sad state of affairs seeing the scenario in Gujrat they must take lesson