The striking junior doctors may face a strict and stringent counter from the Telangana Government. They may happen soon after the High Court delivers its judgment.
The Junior Doctors may be slammed with Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) by the TS government. Invoking GO No1022 of 2013 is also considered. The GO could debar the Junior Doctors from their services.
Responding to the notice issued by the CM’s office, more than 100 Junior Doctors have joined duties and some more are said to be joining their duties. The deadline was Thursday.
The Junior Doctors are expecting the High Court Judgement will be in their favour. Dr. G Srinivas TJUDA president faulted the Advocate-General Ramakrishna Reddy for mentioning that the mandatory one-year rural service was “In Force” across the country. The Junior Doctors Associations claim that it is only Kerala where mandatory rural service is compulsory. The Junior Doctors had continued the fast at the “Dharna Chowk” near Indira Park.
In contrast KCR is keen on introducing a new norm, which will make the medicos to submit an affidavit that they would work in rural areas for two years. The medicos on the other had clarify that they are not against the “Rural Service”, but disagree to “Temporary Mandatory Service”