Resident Doctors sacked with immediate effect

Cases of resident doctors’ strike have gradually increased in last two years or so. SMS Hospital, the biggest government hospital of Rajasthan always remains at the receiving end due to these strikes as it caters to the medical needs of majority of patients of Rajasthan. Also government hospitals in other major districts also fail to cater to medical needs of patients in absence of resident doctors from the hospitals due to strikes.

Frustrated of nonstop strikes of resident doctors due to various demands, State Government has taken some strict steps. Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore has ordered to sack 275 resident doctors stationed in medical colleges of Rajasthan.

Some more orders given by the Minister:

  • Entrance of 110 CAS PG in Bikaner Medical College be repealed;
  • If Resident Doctors of First Year go on strike, there entrance should be repealed and new doctors from waiting list should be admitted;
  • 1300 newly admitted resident doctors should join the college within 3 days.

The resident doctors sacked from medical colleges of Rajasthan have been ordered to report to Jaipur Health Directorate as soon as they leave the colleges.

No. of doctors sacked from each district

  1. Jaipur – 50 doctors
  2. Jodhpur – 76 doctors
  3. Bikaner – 83 doctors
  4. Kota – 66 doctors

No. of doctors newly appointed at each district

  1. Jaipur – 250
  2. Kota – 150
  3. Ajmer – 250
  4. Bikaner – 150
  5. Jodhpur – 250
  6. Udaipur – 200
  7. Jhalawar - 50

An announcement came at late night from the resident doctors that they shall run parallel OPDs. They have also announced to submit collective resignations. SMS Medical College was not informed of the matter till late night.

What the Minister has to say about the matter:

“Going on strike so often is not fair, Government will not tolerate it. I have ordered to sack those resident doctors with immediate effect. If required, we shall take some more strict actions. “


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