The News Scroll 26 October 2019  Last Updated at 2:10 pm | Source: IANS

Thousands of patients suffer as doctors strike work in TN

Thousands of patients suffer as doctors strike work in TN
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Thousands of patients suffer as doctors strike work in TN

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) For the second day in succession, thousands of patients in government hospitals in Tamil Nadu continue to suffer as around 17,000 doctors are on a strike since Friday, demanding pay parity.

Besides pay parity with their counterparts in the Central government, the doctors are also demanding the implementation of the time-bound promotion, and the non-reduction in the numbers of the doctors in hospitals.

The striking doctors have said that in patients will not be examined unless an emergency happens and life saving/medical/surgical emergencies will be attended to.

Meanwhile, on Friday DMK President M.K. Stalin urged the Tamil Nadu government and the striking doctors to hold talks and find a solution as patients were suffering.

--IANS

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