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Should doctors go on strike ?
Mazhar Nawaz | 30 Sep 2009

It is very sad thing to think of a doctor going on strike. Doctors have been known as those who help the sick and will do anything to see their patients healed. They are to be committed to their profession which is really a calling and this calling r

Should doctors go on strike?
 
As a matter of professional ethics, doctors should not go on strike,
 
But in Karnataka the doctors have gone on strike demanding better pay and better working conditions. But should they be allowed to strike?
 
Over 3,500 Karnataka government doctors on Tuesday submitted their resignation protesting the meager hike in salaries. The treatment of patients was, however, not affected as the doctors have given the government two weeks to either accept their demands or their resignations.
 
The doctors are demanding that their pay at entry level be nearly doubled, from the present Rs.18,500 per month to Rs.35,000 per month. But the government has offered a hike of between Rs.3,000 and Rs.8,000.
 
It is very sad thing to think of a doctor going on strike. Doctors have been known as those who help the sick and will do anything to see their patients healed. They are to be committed to their profession which is really a calling and this calling requires a great sacrifice.
 
Doctors are highly educated people and as such they should be rewarded with a decent salary and working conditions. We do agree & appreciate that Doctors play an important role in our lives. We however do not agree that they should be going on strike.
 
What will happen to the thousands who need their help in countries whose health services are already strained?
 
Doctors should never be allowed to strike, they have a commitment to the people to heal them.
Doctors should be more concerned with healing the sick and keeping people healthy than about their own circumstances. There is no right to strike against the public's safety anywhere and at anytime.
 
If the state has the financial resources to look after their doctors they should look after them well.
 
I think doctors shouldn't go on strike for the best interest of the people. They should talk with the government officials or find another alternative way to prevent the problem.
 
I think teachers and doctors play a very important role in society. They help shape nations. I wish they would not have to go as far as striking, because someone listens to them.
 
And one final request to the doctors, before going on strike, doctors should request angels of death to go on holiday too