Doctors resume strike, more may join today

Junior doctors working in the State-run hospitals affiliated to Bangalore Medical College here, who had called off their four-day-old strike on Sunday, did a volte-face and struck work again on Monday.

Their colleagues in Hubli , Mysore and Bellary are likely to join them in support on Tuesday. Right now, they are displaying their solidarity with them by sporting black badges.
The doctors had withdrawn their strike following Governor Rameshwar Thakur’s assurance that better police protection will be provided to medical and paramedical staff in government hospitals.

However, following a reported difference of opinion among the junior doctors, they boycotted work on Monday seeking a written assurance from the Government that a new law, on the lines of the ordinance passed by the Andhra Pradesh Government, would be passed even in Karnataka.