Talks inconclusive,medical teachers to intensify stir

A three-hour long meeting between the protesting medical teachers and state Health Department officials on Thursday remained inconclusive,after which the teachers decided to intensity their agitation from Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: March 30, 2012 2:50 am

A three-hour long meeting between the protesting medical teachers and state Health Department officials on Thursday remained inconclusive,after which the teachers decided to intensity their agitation from Friday.

The medicos will hold public programme of a “condolence meet” at all medical college campuses in the state in protest against the government indecision.

On the other hand,the government has promised to “look into” the issue but made no commitment,which the medicos did not find satisfactory enough to call off the stir.

Principal Secretary (health) Rajesh Kishore,who led the government side,said everything was explained to the government by the doctors and “we will try to understand their demands”.

He said it was up to the doctors to continue or call off their strike. He would not comment on whether the Finance Department views were impeding in government accepting the demands.

Dr J C Makwana,general secretary of Gujarat Medical Teachers’ Association (GMTA),said Kishore and his colleagues collected relevant papers listing the demands and gave a patient hearing but “at the end of that,he (Kishore) said that he was not a competent authority to take any decision in this matter and that he would forward the material and presentations to authorities concerned for further action”.

He said this was fourth round of talks with the government and now “we have no other way but to continue the strike”.

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