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Junior Doctors’ Indefinite Strike in Telangana Sparks Concern Over Patient Care

On June 24, 2024, approximately 1,000 junior doctors from Gandhi Hospital and 6,000 across Telangana commenced an indefinite strike, impacting outpatient services and elective surgeries while maintaining emergency care. The strike, organized by the Telangana Junior Doctors Association (T-JUDA), seeks immediate action on demands including timely stipend disbursement and enhanced hospital facilities.

Despite the government’s promises, junior doctors remain steadfast, emphasizing the need for sustained commitment to resolve grievances. The protest underscores growing frustrations over delays in addressing healthcare professionals’ welfare and patient care standards across the state’s medical institutions.