MMCRI doctors withdraw strike after minister assures payment of due COVID allowance
Mysore: The resident doctors of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI) have called off their strike after MLA L Nagendra and Heath authorities assured that the Covid-19 risk allowance would be credited within 10 days throughout the state.
However, the resident doctors have threatened that if the authorities do not release their salaries as promised they will again continue their strike.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the resident doctors of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI) went on an indefinite strike from Thursday demanding the immediate release of salaries and COVID allowances without any cut. The protesting doctors stated that despite announcing Rs 10,000 COVID allowance every month along with the stipend of Rs 50,000 to the resident doctors the Government had paid only Rs 30,000 and even that amount was taken back as Rs 15,000 has been deducted out of the actual salary (stipend) of the doctors.