The Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal, has questioned the decision of the hospital management of terminating 38 resident doctors.
In a hurriedly organised press conference held on Monday evening, RDA leaders Dr Adarash Anand, Dr Rajesh Patel, Dr Pankaj Mittal and Dr Madhuri Parija alleged that without giving any explanation, 38 doctors were termination notice through email in the past few days.
They said more doctors would be served such orders in the coming days. The resident doctors will organise a protest on AIIMS campus on Tuesday by wearing black badges. They want that termination order to be revoked.
"AIIMS Bhopal has a sanctioned strength of 698 resident doctors and only 98 have been recruited till now. Now, out of these 98 doctors, 38 have been terminated without any proper explanation," an RDA member said. Another member said the terminated doctors had just completed first year of their three-year contract period.
Dr Parija said they were recruited on a contractual basis for three years subject to annual appraisals. "But without any proper appraisal, they have terminated doctors at a time when the hospital is already facing shortage of doctors," she said.
She said nearly eight of them are local doctors and the rest are from various parts of India. Sources said resident doctors were served termination order as AIIMS management was under pressure from the Union health ministry for not following all the procedures during recruitment.