Telangana State Government has reacted sharply on the ongoing strike by junior doctors of the state. It expressed a strong displeasure over the attitude of the junior doctors, who did not turn up for discussions, which were scheduled to be held on Sunday evening. Taking a strong exception to the skipping of the meeting by the junior doctors, State Deputy Chief Minister Dr T Rajaiah, who also holds the portfolio of Health department, said that the junior doctors did not turn up for the meeting despite sending an invitation. He said that the junior doctors committed a grave mistake by not turning up to the scheduled meeting.
The health minister added that they were treating the defiance of orders of the state government by the junior medicos seriously. He warned that a serious action would be initiated against the junior doctors if they continued to show the defiance attitude towards the state government. Rajaiah made it clear that the provision of serving in rural areas was clearly mentioned in Act itself and added that there was no confusion over the issue. He also revealed that the junior doctors had already given their consent to work in rural areas while joining in various PG Medical programmes.