Delhi doctors call off strike as Govt enforces ESMA


New Delhi:Doctors at the National Capital has called off their two day long strike on Tuesday night after the Delhi Government invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against them to normalize the health services.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has said that the agitating doctors have called off the strike and has conveyed it to the Government.

The doctors were on strike since yesterday pressing for hike in salaries as well as seeking government’s intervention in other issues.

The strike was called by resident doctors at 20 hospitals run by the Central Governement, Delhi government and municipal corporations. The Hospitals include Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College affected services at the facilities.

The Delhi government later accepted all the 19 demands of the striking doctors in a two-hour-long meeting held at the Delhi Secretariat, which was attended by around 25 resident doctors but the doctors didn’t call off the strike asking to make public the documents of the meeting.

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