Rajasthan: 14 striking doctors detained, 100 resumed work

ANI | Updated: Nov 12, 2017 13:09 IST

Rajasthan: 14 striking doctors detained, 100 resumed work .

Rajasthan [India], November 12(ANI): Fourteen doctors have been detained here under the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA) till Friday for refusing to call off their strike .

While 100 doctors agreed to resume their work, the state police launched a search operation on Thursday evening for the rest, arresting six doctors on Thursday and eight on Friday .

The Rajasthan government had set November 9, the fourth day of the deadlock between them and the doctors, as the deadline for doctors to resume duty .

Earlier on November 6, all the practising doctors in Rajasthan decided to go on a mass leave, in support of their pending demands before the state government .

The state health minister, Kalicharan Saraf, had assured that doors for talks are open but the fulfillment of the demands may take time .

The 33 long-pending demands by the doctors of the state include the formation of a separate cadre for in-service doctors, Rs 10,000 grade pay benefit for doctors, and running government health centres in a single shift, among others . (ANI)