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    The Telangana Junior Doctors’ Association (TJUDA) has ended their strike after successful discussions with the government. The government has agreed to almost all of the doctors’ demands. TJUDA president, Dr G Sai Sri Harsha, thanked Health Minister Damodar Rajanarsimha for responding promptly and announcing the end of the strike.

    The Minister acknowledged that the junior doctors’ demands were valid and needed to be addressed. The government released budget orders totaling Rs 406 crore after receiving representations from doctors on June 15 and June 20. Of this amount, Rs 121 crore was allocated for medical college infrastructure improvements.

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    Specifically, Rs 80 crore was designated for a ladies hostel in Osmania Hospital, Rs 35 crore for a men’s hostel, and repairs and renovations for the boys hostel received Rs 50 lakh. Additionally, Rs 50 lakh was set aside for the Krishnaveni Ladies Hostel.

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    The Minister highlighted that significant funds were allocated to various medical colleges across the state. He also mentioned that the issue regarding Osmania Hospital is currently under legal consideration, but assured that the government is committed to constructing a new building to ensure convenience for residents in the area.

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    Furthermore, the Minister emphasized the government’s commitment to strengthen the healthcare system in Telangana. Plans are underway to implement the Clinical Establishment Act and Food Safety Act strictly. The government aims to improve hygiene standards in hotels and restaurants, prevent exploitation of the poor by private hospitals, and enhance drug and health labs.

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