Jr docs' strike continues in MP

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Bhopal, Aug 1 (UNI) Junior doctors of Madhya Pradesh's five medical colleges remained on strike for the fifth successive day in support of enhancing stipend, lowering tuition fees and other demands.

''The government accepted the demand for enhancing stipend by Rs 2,000 but did not clarify when the hike will be effected,'' Junior Doctors' Association state President Jeevan Meena told reporters here.

He claimed that the physicians did not want to be on strike as such a step affected health services, but the regime's ''adamant attitude'' forced them to go on the warpath.

When it was mentioned that the Madhya Pradesh High Court's Indore bench today declared the strike illegal, Dr Meena said that he respected the judiciary and its decision would be obeyed.

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