Happy with Rs 7k hike, doctors call off strike

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Mumbai, Jul 15: After protesting for six days, the doctors have finally come to terms with the government's which has offered the doctors a hike of Rs 7,000 while the interns will be getting a raise of Rs 850.

The strike launched by the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) that affected the medical services for seven days just ended with the government bowing to the doctor's demands on Tuesday, Jul 14. The government also clarified that it was not serious about the issuing termination orders and it just used the 'administrative protocol' as a way to threaten them.

Now each medico will be getting Rs 22,000 per month while the interns who used to get a stipend of Rs 1,700 will get Rs 2,550 per month.

Medical, and higher and technical education minister Rajesh Tope who said that this 49 pc hike is the highest that the country has seen till now, added that the government has demanded assurance from doctors against going on strikes in future.

Speaking on the issue, MARD president Jeevan Rajput said, "we have agreed with the government's proposal and all the doctors would join duty immediately. We are also concerned about our patients."

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