Resident doctors of 6 medical colleges in the state, including RIMS of Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, are divided into two groups on strike withdrawal. Except RIMS, the doctors of the remaining five medical colleges have announced to remain on the boycott of OPD. The rest will decide tomorrow.
Health Secretary K.K. After talks with Son, over 700 resident and junior doctors of the state have withdrawn the call for the OPD boycott after written assurance to pay the installment of the arrears of the seventh pay scale. The decision was taken after the high-level talks of the RIMS JDA with the Health Secretary, RIMS Director, Additional Director, RIMS Superintendent, Government of Jharkhand at Nepal House. Approval of arrears has been received from the Government of Jharkhand today. In the budget session of this March, the Finance Department will edit the pending work of the paper and the process of arrear payment will be done in a phased manner by the end of the month and the month of April.
Why was the resident doctor on strike From March 8, the resident doctor was on strike for this because the pending amount of the seventh pay scale between 2016 and 2019 was not paid. The doctors first protested with a black badge from March 01 to March 8, and then went on strike after negotiations with the Secretary and RIMS Director failed. Due to the doctors’ strike, the medical system was paralyzed across the state and thousands of patients returned home without treatment.
More than five thousand patients returned from OPD in three days
Due to the closure of OPD of all six Medical College Hospitals in Jharkhand, more than five thousand patients had to return to the hospital in three days. If we add the number of people returning from many departments including RIM’s Neuro, Ortho, Surgery, Cardio, without showing to the doctor, then close to three thousand patients alone have returned.