Dr Jahengir, junior doctor
, speaking to ANI said, "We are demanding for the recruitment of assistant professors on a regular basis.
One junior doctor
at NRS, who preferred not to be identified, told Gulf News: "There have been at least 250 recorded incidents of violence against doctors in the state since 2015 and yet the current government has done little or nothing to address the issue of doctors' safety.
The BMA leadership recommended the new contract to its junior doctor
members, but in July 58 per cent of them rejected it, in a 68 per cent turnout.
"This is not a situation junior doctors
wanted to find themselves in … but in forcing through a contract that junior doctors
have rejected and which they don't believe is good for their patients or themselves, the government has left them with no other choice," BMA junior doctor
committee chair Ellen McCourt said in a statement.
Dr Johann Malawana, the BMA's junior doctor
committee chairman, said: "Junior doctors
have always wanted to agree a safe and fair contract, one that recognises and values the contribution junior doctors
make to the NHS, addresses the recruitment and retention crisis in parts of the NHS and provides the basis for delivering a world-class health service.
Senior consultants and senior A junior doctor
wins support from passing motoristsPictures: ANDREW TEEBAY nursing staff have stepped into cover junior doctors
and provide emergency care during the strike.
Look at the early salary of a junior doctor
which is around PS24,000 a year for working up to 60-plus hours a week, very little time for a break, your life in their hands, and with every chance of being struck off if a mistake is made.
Dr Gerard Millen, a junior doctor
and BMA rep for Birmingham, said junior doctors
have been left with 'no other option' but to strike.
Hospitals will be contacting North patients to rearrange appointments cancelled due to the junior doctor
's strike, NHS England has said.
If enough junior doctors
support industrial action it could lead to doctors downing stethoscopes and walking out of hospitals, proposed pay rise would see the basic pay of a junior doctor
rise from 22,636 to 25,500 pounds.
Dr Shree Datta, chair of the BMA's junior doctor
committee, said: "Given that inadequate staffing levels have been identified as a major factor in the delivery of substandard care, it is essential for patient safety that this problem is taken seriously."