Arvind Kejriwal govt accepts all 19 demands of striking doctors in Delhi

Striking doctors in Delhi

New Delhi, June 22: The Delhi government on Monday evening accepted all the demands of the resident doctors in the city who had gone on strike.

Resident doctors in the city had earlier gone on strike, demanding more rooms, cleaner environment, better salaries and working hours.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he has directed the city’s Health Department to implement the demands of the doctors, adding that his government is committed to providing the best health facilities to the people.

He also admitted that the demands the medicos struck him as genuine.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal took to twitter to share the information: “Most demands of striking docs genuine. I hv directed health dept to implement them. Health dept shud hv resolved it earlier.”

He posted: “This govt is committed to providing best health facilities to masses. It cannot be done without cooperation of docs.”

Meanwhile, the Delhi government also decided to offer employment to the victims of acid attacks and has formed a committee to look into their issues.

According to reports, the Delhi Chief Minister had received a representation from survivors of acid attacks who appealed for government jobs, following which, Delhi government has proposed that suitable employment be provided to the victims.

Kejriwal has further directed that applications from the victims be invited by the services department and be considered on a priority basis.

(With Agency Inputs)


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