Gujarat: Medical teachers continue stir over pay hike, CM asks to withdraw strike
Ahmedabad: With the faculty members of six government medical colleges and eight GMERS colleges resuming their hunger strike on Wednesday to air their pay hike demands, Chief Minister Rupani has assured the protesting doctors that the government has accepted their justified demands and asked them to withdraw the strike.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has also confirmed that he has approved steps to alleviate the grievances of the faculty members and urged them to resume their duties.
GMTA members had proceeded on strike last Friday demanding a pay hike among other things but withdrew it hours later after the government promised to find a solution. However, they resumed their protest on Wednesday.
"We had a high-level meeting with the government's representatives on May 7, and we were happy that our demands were heard and the attitude of the government was positive. But we have not yet received any written proof of which demands have been accepted by the government. "Which is why we have called a new strike," said Dr Rajnish Patel, president of GMTA.