Strike of residential doctors is unreasonable, Action will be taken if doctors do not show up on duty : Dy. CM Nitin Patel
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has said that the ongoing strike of resident doctors of educational hospitals in state is totally unreasonable
Deputy CM Nitin Patel has said that the ongoing strike of residential doctors of educational hospitals affiliated to government medical colleges in the state is totally unreasonable and an attempt has been made to harm the patients without any valid reason.
All such doctors should understand their moral duty to serve the patients and immediately appear on their duty. Otherwise strict action will be taken by the state government under the Epidemic Act, he added.
He also said that the bond policy of the state government is clear which states that undergraduate as well as postgraduate students are required to provide services in rural areas for one year / three years as per the terms of the bond given at the time of admission. These students gets the education from government medical colleges with nominal fees by the public's money only. After the completion of this course, it is their duty to provide health services to the citizens of remote places of the state.
Additional benefits were given to all bonded doctors by the state government as per duty at the time of Covid. The last resolution was passed on dated 12.04.2021 Considering the completion of 31.07.2021 and the decreasing number of covid cases in the state, a large number of doctors are required for the treatment of patients in rural areas of the state, then to serve public in the rural areas of the state as per the bond, orders have been issued by the State Government to serve as Bonded Physician in rural areas from 01.08.2021. If the bonded PG doctor wants to be bond free, he/ she can be bond free by depositing the prescribed bond amount in the medical college where he/she has studied.
Patel further added that medical service is a noble service to the society. This strike is illegal and has no valid reason, realizing their moral duty, these doctors should provide health services to the people of Gujarat and immediately appear at the place of duty prescribed by their government.