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Patients suffer as doctor’s strike cripples healthcare in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Strike by resident doctors in Rajasthan has entered 7th day, and it has crippled the health service of the desert state, for now only a handful of patients are available to treat thousand of patients who come to the hospital on a daily basis. The doctors have called for a strike seeking a higher pay scale and promotions. While state government claims that the strike is against a High Court order. Government also claimed on Saturday that at least 14 doctors have been arrested from across the state under RESMA (Rajasthan Essential Service Maintenance Act), for not returning to work, on the stipulated date fixed by the government. And that 100 doctors have resumed work, in fear of arrest. From Monday, patients will have to face more difficulties, as first three days of the week, see large turn out of the patients in government hospitals in Rajasthan. Watch the pictures clicked by Chandra Mohan Aloria, to understand the suffering of patients and their family members have to undergo because of the strike.

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