Rajasthan: Two fasting doctors admitted to hospital; Strike continues for increase MO posts

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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 24, 2023 10:44 IST

In Rajasthan, MBBS doctors are protesting by observing fast unto death until their demand for an increase in the posts of Medical Officers is met.

Rajasthan: Two fasting doctors admitted to hospital; Strike continues for increase MO posts

MBBS doctors in Rajasthan have sat on a fast-unto-death protest since January 19, and today is the sixth day of the protest. They have been demanding an increase in the number of posts for the Medical Officer Recruitment exam from 1,765 to 4,500.

Now, two of the protesting doctors' health deteriorated and they were taken to the hospital. However, the strike continued.

Jaipur Association Of Resident Doctors (JARD) has tweeted, "Out of the MBBS doctors who were on fast unto death for the last 3 days demanding an increase in the posts of Medical Officers, health of 2 doctors deteriorated today, due to which they were immediately rushed to SMS Hospital."

Rajasthan docs protest against Right to Health Bill

Demonstrations are being held by private hospitals in Kota against the Right to Health Bill. Doctors of private hospitals announced a symbolic strike on Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm.

On the call of the Hospitals Association of Rajasthan, protests against the Right to Health Bill were held in the entire division including Kota.

During this, the doctors did not see the patients in the OPD, did not give consultation and the doctors of all the private hospitals gathered at the IL intersection and opposed this bill, as well as burnt copies of this bill and shouted slogans against the government, as reported by ABP news.

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