Nagpur: Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Tuesday They have called off their 4-day strike after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray assured them of special incentives to help them due to the coronavirus pandemic and good hostel facilities. The CM has made it clear that technically it is not possible to waive off academic fees, which was a big demand of the striking doctors.
The President of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, whose name is Dr Dyaneshwar Dhoble Patil, has said that we met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday afternoon. And we also had constructive discussions on all the issues that we are facing at present. Uddhav Thackeray has given us such an assurance that these demands of ours will be fulfilled within about 1 month.
Dr Dyaneshwar Dhoble has further said that it is not possible at all for the administration to waive off these tuition fees. And so instead of waiving the tuition fee, it has been decided to give honorarium to all those doctors. After which all of us doctors have decided to withdraw our strike after getting assurance from Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Earlier on Monday, Chief Minister Uddhav had asked the administration to look into all the demands made by Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors at the same time and find the right solution. Deputation of (MARD) Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors.
Which is an apex association of all the resident doctors from each of the GDCH in the state. Met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Environment and Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray was also with him.
All the agitating resident doctors, who started the indefinite strike on Friday, October 1, demanded waiver of fees and stoppage of collection of taxes from stipend for hostel fee. And it is claimed that they are all in bad shape. Resident doctors have also sought exposure incentives for services rendered due to the COVID pandemic.