Gujarat: 4000 Resident Doctors on Strike Against Mandatory Bond Service

| Updated: June 15, 2022 5:04 pm

On Wednesday, nearly 4,000 resident doctors from Gujarat’s five government-run medical colleges went on strike indefinitely to put pressure on the state government to regard 12 months of senior residency as mandatory bond service. 

While hospital administrators have made alternative preparations to deal with the strike’s impact, Gujarat Health Minister Rushikesh Patel stated resident doctors are obligated to serve people in rural areas as part of their contract (about service).

Residents in Surat, one of the state’s six government medical colleges refrained from joining the strike, giving the administration one more day to fix the matter whereas Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, and Bhavnagar resident Doctors joined the strike.

For the time being, the resident doctors have withdrawn from all ordinary OPD services indefinitely. Though they are available for emergency and COVID-19 services, their unions have vowed to go on strike if the situation is not handled in the coming days.

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