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Maharashtra resident doctors to go on strike from 2nd January

Mumbai : The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) an umbrella body of resident doctors in the state have threatened to go on strike from January 2 if their demands, including payment of arrears from July 1, 2018, are not met. Though, the BMC wing of MARD has said that resident doctors will continue to be a part of emergency services their peers in government-run medical colleges in the state have already announced to skip work from Monday.

The strike by the resident doctors, who get hands-on experience while pursuing medical education, at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals could potentially cripple outpatient department (OPD) services of the facilities. There are thousands of resident doctors attached to BMC hospitals.

The resident doctors have pressed for the recruitment of 1,432 senior resident doctors as well as bringing parity in resident doctors’ salaries across the state. It has also asked the government to fill vacancies of associate and assistant professors to overcome shortage of teaching staff.