Govt doctors in Karnataka call off strike

Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, September 19:- The government doctors in Karnataka on Friday (September 18) called off their strike over salary hike after the government conceded their demand. The announcement was made by Health Minister B Sriramulu.

“The meeting with the protesting doctors was fruitful. Approval has been given to meet their demand,” Sriramulu tweeted after the meeting with the Karnataka Government Medical Officers’ Association office-bearers.

Praising Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for his initiative to break the logjam, Sriramulu said, “Congratulations to the doctors on behalf of the government for calling off their strike.” The doctors under the aegis of KGMOA, went on strike from September 15 demanding a salary hike on par with the teaching faculties at the government medical colleges and hospitals.

“We have called off the strike as the government has agreed to all our demands. They said they will earmark Rs 125 crore for this,” the KGMOA president Dr G Srinivas said as quoted by PTI. According to a district health officer, about 4,000 government doctors were on token strike. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)


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