Gandhi doctors end strike on minister’s assurance

Gandhi doctors end strike on minister’s assurance
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Gandhi Hospital doctors, who went on strike opposing enhancement of Medical Professors’ age, today called off this evening after successful discussions with Health Minister C Laxma Reddy.

The Gandhi Hospital Assistant, Associate Professors launched strike from May 30 demanding that the government not increase retirement age from 58 years to 60. The Health Minister today held discussions with the striking doctors and urged them to withdraw the strike as the government will reconsider its decision. He also assured the doctors that he would discuss the issue with Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and will take a final decision again. The Health Minister told them that the State government was ready for discussions. Satisfied with the Health Minister’s assurance, the doctors have withdrawn their strike.

Speaking on the occasion, the doctors said they have full faith in the State government and withdrew their strike and resumed duties forthwith. They also made it clear that they would go on strike again if the State government failed to honour its word. (NSS)