Much to the relief of scores of patients, normality was restored at all government hospitals in the State on Thursday with the junior doctors deciding to join their regular duties in emergencies and other departments. After assurances from Principal Secretary, Health and Medical, K. Ratna Kishore, members of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of A.P. Junior Doctor’s Association (APJUDA) called off the boycott of medical duties on Thursday morning.
Except for the PG students of government medical colleges in Tirupati and Anantapur, medicos from all the other teaching hospitals including Kakinada, Guntur, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam had participated in the boycott.
APJUDA JAC members said the authorities had given them assurances on all their demands.
“The authorities have agreed to conduct the counselling again. A new committee will be formed to look into the issue of rural service for students passing out next year,” said president, JAC of APJUDA, Dr. B.Vamsi Krishna. The junior doctors said re-counselling will rectify ‘irregularities’ that have taken place in the postings of PG students.