Agitating junior doctors formed a human chain round the traffic circle at the Police Control Room bring to halt the traffic at this ever busy centre for several minutes on the 20th day of their prolonged struggle here on Tuesday.

The relay hunger strike being staged by the junior doctors in front of the Government General Hospital entered the fourth day.

The human chain formed the junior doctors encompassed almost the entire circle leaving just a few to raise slogans within the chain.

The doctors have been agitating demanding the state Government to increase their stipends and provide better facilities.

APCLC demand

Meanwhile, members of the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) called on the agitating junior doctors and extended their support for the ongoing strike.

Speaking on the occasion, Committee Krishna District Unit president M.Venkateswarlu said, the members of AP Junior Doctors Association (APJUDA) went on strike as their repeated requests to to the government on their demands did not yield any results.

The junior doctors were demanding improvement in amenities at emergency wards, provision of drugs for patients and payment of stipend regularly. But, it was very unfortunate that the government had failed to implement the demands which were agreed in writing, he said.

APCLC district secretary R.Sridhar demanded the government to concede the demands of APJUDA and prevent inconvenience to the poor patients visiting the government hospitals.