PG doctors withdraw strike partially, to resume emergency duties

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Thiruvananthapuram: The strike by post-graduate (PG) medical students in government medical college hospitals in Kerala has been called off partially. The PG doctors will resume emergency services but will continue to boycott OP and ward services.

The doctors had said that they will resume duty at the emergency services from Thursday morning. The decision was taken after discussions were held with Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Wednesday.

The Minister held talks with the office-bearers of the Kerala Medical Post-graduates’ Association. The Minister said that points mentioned in the manual on the PG doctors' workload will be followed. A committee will be constituted within a month to find out those who have been overburdened with work.

“For increasing the stipend by 4 per cent, requests were submitted to the finance department twice. The file has been forwarded to the finance department again, seeking the matter to be considered sympathetically. Will talk to Finance Minister K N Balagopal again,” the Health Minister added.

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