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Resident doctors of government hospitals in Delhi call off strike

New Delhi: Resident doctors in the national capital called off their strike on Tuesday night, hours after Delhi government imposed the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against them to normalise the functioning of the hospitals run by it.

“I urge everyone to resume their duties from coming morning 24/06/2015 as per schedule to avoid any inconvenience to the patients,” wrote Dr Pankaj Solanki of FORDA on Facebook.

“Resident doctors’ strike called off,” Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain tweeted.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “We have agreed to all demands of doctors.”

Resident doctors of 20 hospitals run by the central and Delhi governments and municipal corporations were on an indefinite strike since Monday morning demanding better workplace security, adequate life-saving drugs, drinking water, fixed duty hours and timely payment of their salaries.

The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) Delhi, while going on the strike had said they had been forced to take this “drastic step due to the government’s failure to fulfil their demands.”



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