3000 doctors in India resigned amid COVID horror
Published: 02:20 PM, 5 June 2021
Doctors in Madhya Pradesh, India, have called for a strike to demand free medical treatment for their family members and increase their scholarships; Photo: Collected
India is at the top of the list of countries in the world affected by the COVID crisis. The number of victims and deaths in the country is increasing every day. Amid this horrific situation, 3000 doctors in India have resigned simultaneously.
According to Indian media sources, about 3,000 junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh have resigned in protest of the High Court’s verdict in the wake of various demands from the government.
Doctors in Madhya Pradesh, India, have called for a strike to demand free medical treatment for their family members and increase their scholarships. The High Court declared their strike “illegal”. In protest, 3000 new doctors from six hospitals in the state have resigned.
After the strike began on Monday, the Madhya Pradesh High Court Thursday ruled that the doctors’ strike was illegal. The court ordered them to return to work within 24 hours.
The Madhya Pradesh Junior Doctors Association, an organization of young doctors, protested against the decision. The organization has announced to go to the Supreme Court against the decision of the court.
The general commuters in India alleged that the COVID situation in the country is not improving due to various mismanagement by the government. That being said, the official death toll in India is “several times higher” than the actual number.