Jaipur: The doctors’ strike in Rajasthan which entered sixth day on Tuesday has claimed 65 lives so far. Despite the emergency arrangements made by the government, the health services have come to a stand-still in the state.

With almost a week into the strike, neither the doctors are ready to return to their duties, nor is the government ready to comprise for the sake of the patients.

Meanwhile taking a ruthless decision against the doctors, the state government transferred 377 doctors to other cities and asked them to join their duty by Wednesday. With less than 24-hour notice to shift bag and baggage, the government has warned the doctors of termination if they are unable to join office the next day.

On the other hand, the government recruited 750 doctors in a day and appointed them in the hospitals.
Meanwhile, the government’s strict attitude has forced many doctors to return to their duties. The NRHM workers on strike in support of the doctors have also started resuming their work.

Since the launch of strike, 550 doctors have been put behind bars. While the government has acquired a strict attitude on the strike of the doctors, many social organizations have also come into action against the strike.

Gurjars in Kota district discontinued the supply of milk to doctors, while trade associations shut down their shops against the strike in Bikaner.

JPN/Bureau