Over 2,000 government doctors resigned en masse on Monday demanding better pay and other facilities across the state.
The Chief Minister told presspersons here on Tuesday that he would meet leaders of Karnataka Government Medical Officers’ Association (KGMOA) at 3.30 pm on Wednesday.
He clarified that the government had not accepted the resignations submitted by the doctors and added that he was confident of ironing out the issues during the Wednesday meeting. He said that the government would persuade doctors to drop their protest in view of inconvenience being caused to public.
“Besides accusing the government of not handling the issue in public interest, people will also blame the doctors for the plight of patients across the state. There is nothing wrong in doctors protesting in support of their demands, but they should keep in mind that they have a social responsibility too,” the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister said Health Minister U.T. Khader was constantly in touch with the doctors to tackle the issue. “However, I will hold a meeting with striking doctors tomorrow to discuss their problems and find a solution,” he added.