1. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal sides with striking doctors, says ‘demands genuine’

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal sides with striking doctors, says ‘demands genuine’

With over 2,000 doctors of Delhi hospitals launching an indefinite strike, Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today said most demands of the striking doctors are "genuine" and that he has directed the Health Department to implement them.

By: | Published: June 22, 2015 4:14 PM

With over 2,000 doctors of Delhi hospitals launching an indefinite strike, Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today said most demands of the striking doctors are “genuine” and that he has directed the Health Department to implement them.

The striking doctors of 20 hospitals run by the central and Delhi governments and civic corporations have been demanding adequate supply of life saving drugs, security at workplace, fixed duty hours and timely payment of their salaries.

“Most demands of striking doctors genuine. I have directed Health Department to implement them. Health Department should have resolved it earlier (sic),” Kejriwal said on Twitter.

In another tweet, Kejriwal said that his government was committed to providing best health facilities to the citizens.

“This government is committed to providing best health facilities to masses. It cannot be done without cooperation of doctors,” he tweeted.

Resident doctors at 20 Delhi hospitals Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College today launched the indefinite strike. “The strike will affect OPD and private ward services but emergency services will not be interrupted,” said a senior resident doctor at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

According to a senior Delhi Government official, Health Minister Satyendar Jain had called the doctors for talks yesterday but they failed to make it. He has again invited them today for talks on the issues.

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    abhi
    Jun 24, 2015 at 12:59 am
    nothing done by government.Only false promisesstead of 48 hours medicine and gynae department of MAMC ,LHMC force doctors to work 84 hours a week. Gynae department is worst and troubles all 2nd and 3rd years pgs .Sick professors also need a lesson who dont work .These professors only take fat ry of 1 lac per month
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      abhi
      Jun 24, 2015 at 12:53 am
      nothing done by government.Only false promisesstead of 48 hours medicine and gynae department of MAMC ,LHMC force doctors to work 84 hours a week. Gynae department is worst and troubles all 2nd and 3rd years pgs .Sick professors also need a lesson who dont work .These professors only take fat ry of 1 to 2 lac per month.
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        t p
        Jun 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm
        Why doctors are behaving like illiterate-workers & kej is encouraging them ?
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          washim
          Jun 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm
          They were first invited on sat, then sun and then at 3 pm today. dd nt response thn who is behind
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