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Hyderabad: Doctors go on hunger strike, press for abolishing ‘contract’ recruitment’s

Hyderabad: Doctors go on hunger strike, press for abolishing ‘contract’ recruitment’s

Hyderabad: Junior doctors in Telangana have held one-day hunger strike today demanding immediate recruitment of Assistant Professors by the state government.

The strike was held at state-run Gandhi and Osmania hospitals, chairman of Telangana Junior Doctors Association PS Vijayender said, News18 reports.

The memorandum was submitted to Governor ESL Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday.

The Association demands to abolish contract based recruitments of doctors by the state government.

“We demand the immediate recruitment of assistant professors. We also demand complete abolition of contract recruitment of doctors,” he said.

The association is also coming up with a committee to study the government’s move to increase the retirement age of teaching faculty in government medical colleges from 58 to 65.

The association has also contended that increasing the retirement age would “cause huge loss to young doctors as there will be no recruitment for the next 10 years”.

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