Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Tuesday that the government is willing to listen to doctors protesting the Right to Health Bill.
“I would again like to appeal that government is ready to listen to doctors. There shouldn’t be any misunderstanding and the strike must be called off,” said CM Ashok Gehlot.
“Right to Health bill is in the public interest. We have sorted out all the misunderstandings & have included all the suggestions from doctors. We want both public & private sectors to serve the people of the state.
We respect all the doctors,” further added CM.
Cabinet minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas had contradicted the state’s health minister Parsadi Lal Meena’s statement and said that if necessary, the Rajasthan government will step back amid the ongoing protest by doctors.
In Rajasthan, private hospitals and doctors hav been protesting against the Right To Health bill through a work boycott urging the state goverment not to implement it.
Right to health bill was passed last week, which gives every resident of the state the right to avail free Out Patient Department (OPD) services and in Patient Department (IPD) services at all public health facilities, becoming the first state to do so.
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