Despite reports from across the State that more people are dying in government hospitals for want of emergency medicare, junior doctors continued to boycott emergency services even on Monday. They claim that the government had agreed to all their 11 demands, but they are not satisfied as they want a written commitment.
“We want a written assurance from the government. Only then, will we call of the strike,” said Dr Abhilash, junior doctors’ spokesperson, Gandhi Medical College. Meanwhile, all student groups in the hospital have scheduled a meeting at the IMA in Koti to decide the way forward.
The talks with the government failed last night, as ministers Kondru Murali and S Sailajanath said that 11 out of 12 demands of the junior doctors were accepted by the government, but they were not budging from their stand.