Agitating government doctors in Rajasthan called off their 11-day old strike late last night after the state government announced to life RESMA and ordered release of doctors put behind bars under the Act.
The announcement to end the strike was made by the agitating doctors association spokesperson Dr Nasreen Bharati after holding talks with government representatives facilitated by Energy and DIPR Minister Jitendra Singh.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot earlier held a high level meeting and ordered officials to lift Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA) and release all the jailed medicos.
Gehlot also decided to set up a committee of five ministers to review the cases lodged against the agitating doctors under RESMA.
The committee comprises of Medical and Health minister Duru Miyan, Energy Minister Jitendra Singh, Industry Minister Rajendra Pareek and MoS (medical) Rajkumar Sharma and MoS (Home) Virendra Beniwal.
The panel will also take view on the action of suspension and termination taken against the doctors by the government during the strike, an official said.
The chief minister expressed satisfaction that several agitating doctors have resumed duty in parts of the state so the RESMA was lifted on the eve of the New Year, he said.
The in-service government doctors went on strike on 21st December, demanding pay hike and time bound promotions.
The Rajasthan government later took action against them under the stringent RESMA.