The resident doctors of 22 government hospitals in Delhi went on strike on June 22-23, 2015, on the issues of security and overall healthcare facilities in the capital's government hospitals. The doctors returned to work after a series of meetings with the state and central governments. The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) in Delhi has now given the union health ministry time till July 9, 2015, to clarify on the time-frame for the fulfillment of assurances given to them on issues like creation of additional posts and construction of new hostels.
In a memorandum to the ministry, FORDA president Pankaj Solanki said, "With great dismay, we write to you that the minutes of the meeting do not reflect the assurances given during the (last) meeting. We felt cheated when we received the minutes. No time-frame was given regarding the provision of permanent security measures, creation of additional post of resident doctors, construction of new hostels for senior residents, for the hiring of alternative accommodation for residents. We want a deadline from the ministry when and how the promises will be fulfilled. We would also like to ask them why few assurances did not reflect in the minutes of the meeting. If we do not get any positive reply from them within two weeks, then we'll be forced to go on mass leave."
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