During this entire pandemic, the Health care workers at the forefront face problems in terms of fair pay and other facilities as the junior doctors serving in all government hospitals and Public Health Centre's took to protest demanding stipend and basic facilities.
The Junior doctors in the state are very concerned about their health and have taken to the roads to protest the state government not doing enough for them. However, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao saw what could lead to these protests and decided to increase honorarium and stipend by almost 15%. However, this didn't work too well as the protests went up by a notch as junior doctors decided to continue protests. The demonstrations saw the covid19 patients suffer in the midst of all this. The junior doctors have stated that thousands of youngsters dying during the pandemic have landed them in a panic that they might not find beds at hospitals.
Continuing their protests, the juniors and interns have demanded that this honorarium be extended and the doctors and their family members. The students at NIMS and Gandhi Hospital are pretty stern. The students don't think they will call off the strike until the government meets all their demands. An ex gratia of 50 Lakh for the junior doctor's family if he dies of covid and a guaranteed allotment of beds at NIMS and Gandhi for the family members of the doctors and a 10% allowance risk.
The Chief Minister viewing their demands, had just said one thing that " All their demands will be met if they are valid. They can bring them to our notice, and the state government will fix them, but just because of these demands refraining from their work and leaving thousands of patients unattended is a breach of the Hippocratic oath they take as medical professionals, and this might not go down well with normal citizens and families awaiting treatment of their loved ones."