Gwalior: Demanding increase in their stipend amount, Junior Resident (JR) doctors of the Gwalior Medical College are likely to go on strike. 

Demanding implementation of the sixth pay commission in their pay scale, JRs will first put forth their demands before the government and will later go on strike. 

They have also raised the issue of facilities in medical college, appointment of professors and free availability of medicines to poor patients.

Junior doctors have several times forwarded their demand of increasing the stipend amount before state governments.

Few months back, JRs went on strike over increment in stipend amount, but the state government did not take any action in this regard.

If government do not consider their demands this time, the doctors are likely to go on strike again which will undoubtedly mar the health services.

To mark a token protest, the JRs in government hospital working are wearing black ribbon. The students are also planning to go on fast and stage demonstration.

Meanwhile, the state government has opined that junior doctors blackmail the authorities by frequently going on strike.

JPN/Bureau