Dr. Amit Yadav said that the resident doctors are engaged in clerical work related to Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana and Bhamashah Yojana in the hospitals, due to which they get less time for studies and to see the patients in the hospitals.
Medical services have been affected in Rajasthan as resident doctors went on strike from Monday night. Due to the strike, the load of patients in OPDs in government hospitals has increased. Senior doctors are treating patients in hospitals. Dr. Amit Yadav, president of Jaipur Association of Residents Doctors, said that ‘the state government has not taken any positive step to fulfill our legitimate demands with immediate effect. Considering the apathy of the government, we had no option but to go on an indefinite strike on Monday night.
He said that since there were no resident doctors in the first year and due to the corona epidemic, there was a heavy workload on other resident doctors. Academic activities have been badly affected. Therefore, one of the main demands of resident physicians is the exemption in presenting papers, posters and theses. The memorandum of demands also includes positive efforts by the state government to coordinate with the central government to resolve the issues related to NEET-PG counseling at the earliest.
Less time is available to study and see patients in hospitals
He said that the resident doctors are engaged in clerical work related to Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana and Bhamashah Yojana in the hospitals, due to which they get less time for studies and to see the patients in the hospitals. He said, ‘We demand from the government that we should be separated from these clerical works so that we can devote time to medical work and teaching work.’
No invitation for talks from the government
Resident doctors are also demanding from the state government to increase the posts of senior residents. He said that ‘we have not received an invitation from the state government for talks. We had a meeting with a senior official of the state government on Monday, but the talks were inconclusive. On the other hand, long queues of patients are being seen in OPDs in government hospitals. In hospitals, senior doctors are making arrangements and looking after the patients. Resident doctors are on strike in medical colleges of Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jhalawar, Bikaner and Jodhpur.
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