281 Ayurvedic doctors have written a letter to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asking his permission to end their lives over disrespectful behaviour meted out to them and non-fulfilment of promises by the Maharashtra government.
The doctors said that the Uddhav Thackeray-led government has not shown any humanity towards them even after extracting hard work under unfavourable conditions in the remotest corners in the state, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Before a year, after a meeting between the doctors and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Health Minister Rajesh Tope, and the Tribal ministry it was decided that these 281 Ayurvedic doctors working in tribal areas would be given Rs.40,000 rupees instead of the present Rs.24,000 rupees. But this promise remained only as a promise.
According to BAMS doctors, they treat locals in these backward areas for various ailments, including minor illnesses, treating malnourished children, snake-scorpion bites, etc.