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Continue talks with doctors: CM to officials

Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot again held a meeting on Sunday over the Right to Health protests. He returned from New Delhi, where he attended the Congress’ Satyagraha, and held a highlevel meeting at CMR. A similar meeting was held on Saturday also. Gehlot instructed to continue talks with the agitating doctors and also took the feedback of the doctors’ protest. He said that dialogue should be maintained with the protesting doctors and instructed for detailed discussion with medical leaders regarding the points of the Right to Health Bill.

In the meeting, Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena, CS Usha Sharma, DGP Umesh Mishra, ACS (Finance) Akhil Arora, Principal Medical Education Secretary T Ravikant, Jaipur Police Commissioner Anand Srivastava & other top officials were present.

Assuring the doctors of the provisions, Gehlot said that the government will reimburse the amount spent in treatment to the hospital. “There will be no unnecessary administrative interference in hospital management and internal system. The state government is fully sensitive, responsive to your questions and is ready for dialogue on every point. Therefore, it is requested to end the strike by showing humanity for public service and protection of patients’ lives,” he said.

I think you are confused about RTH providing free treatment to the poor. These laws are only for better treatment of poor and needy. This will not affect the present system and autonomy of the hospitals. — Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister

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