Kerala PG doctors' stir called off after meeting at CM's office

Medical college hospital services badly hit as PG medicos' stir intensifies
Photo: Manorama News

Thiruvananthapuram: Post-graduate medical students based at government medical college hospitals in Kerala called off their fortnight-long strike after a conciliatory meeting held at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office on Thursday.

The CM's office reportedly assured the agitating medicos, who also officiate as doctors, that the government would positively consider the demands put forward by them.

PG doctors will resume duty from 8 am today, Dec 17, a day after they had decided to withdraw from the strike partially based on the assurances given by Health Minister Veena George.

The medicos attended only COVID-related duties during the strike. But by Thursday, they resumed duty at the casualty, intensive care units, labour rooms and accident and emergency services.

A major demand of the medicios is a four-percent hike in monthly stipend.

The CM's office reportedly assured them that this demand would be considered once the State came out of the present financial crisis.

Case registered

Meanwhile, the Thiruvananthapuram Cantonment police have registered a case against an employee with the Government Secretariat for abusing  M Ajithra, the leader of PG Doctors' Association.  

The case was registered under relevant provisions for outraging the modesty of women and for making obscene comments against women.

The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. According to the central government's IT rules, obscene or offensive statement made against a person, religion, community or nation is a punishable offense, and legal action would be taken against people who indulge in such activities.