Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has appealed to the doctors to end the strike and work boycott in the interest of the general public. He said that the state government has taken many welfare measures in the interest of doctors and even today it is ready to have a positive dialogue on the Right to Health Act.
Gehlot was presiding over a high-level meeting organized in connection with the doctors’ strike at the Chief Minister’s residence on Saturday late evening. As soon as he returned from Delhi, he first held a meeting with Medical and Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena and higher officials and had a detailed discussion regarding the strike.
The Chief Minister directed Chief Secretary Usha Sharma to hold a meeting with the doctors immediately. He said that the State Government has always taken care of the interests of the doctors and has benefited them by taking decisions on their pay grade and pay scale from time to time.
Gehlot said that the Right to Health Act has been brought only after a detailed discussion with the doctors. By including their suggestions and demands in the bill, their objections have also been resolved. This bill has been unanimously passed by both the parties and the opposition in the assembly.
The Chief Minister said that the basic spirit of the Right to Health Act is to benefit the general public from health services and provide all possible cooperation to the medical community. There is no such provision in this, due to which private hospitals have to face financial crisis.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance Akhil Arora, Principal Government Secretary Medical Education T Ravikant, RUHS Vice Chancellor Dr. Sudhir Bhandari and high officials of the Chief Minister’s Office were present in the meeting.