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Doctors urge ministers to revoke suspension orders; no change in working of health centres

Upset over the decision of principal secretary health, Praveer Krishn for suspending four doctors of health centres of Bhopal, doctors met ministers and urged them to revoke suspension orders yesterday.

bhopal Updated: Jun 14, 2013 13:10 IST
HT Correspondent

Upset over the decision of principal secretary health, Praveer Krishn for suspending four doctors of health centres of Bhopal, doctors met ministers and urged them to revoke suspension orders on Thursday.

Members of Madhya Pradesh Medical Officers Association met in-charge minister, Bhopal, Jayant Mallaya and home minister, Uma Shankar Gupta on Thursday and requested them to revoke suspension orders of all the four doctors.

The principal secretary health on Wednesday suspended four doctors and six other employees, while he was inspecting the health centres of Bhopal district.

Krishn along with his team visited around 15 health centres of Bhopal district. During his visit, he found several lacunae in the functioning of the health centres. Upset over the conditions of the hospitals in state capital, the PS took immediate action against four doctors of Misrod, Berasia and Katju hospital.

President of Madhya Pradesh Medical Officers Association, Dr Lalit Shrivastava said a team of doctors met Jayant Mallaya and informed him about the insensitive step taken by the principal secretary, health. He said on the request of doctors Mallaya talked to chief secretary R Parsuram regarding cancellation of suspension orders.

Dr Shrivastava said the action taken by principal secretary was totally wrong; doctors can not be suspended without serving a show cause notice or investigation. This kind of action of senior officials of health department would spread wrong message among people about medical practitioners, he added.

The members of MP Medical Officers Association also met home minister, Uma Shankar Gupta. Gupta has also assured the doctors for taking possible step for the cancellation of suspension of the doctors.

Dr Shrivastava further said the senior officials of health department were trying to pressurise doctors of the state by taking such action. He said the government doctors were demanding for better facilities since past many years but no steps have been taken in this connection. However, a meeting has been scheduled on Saturday to decide further course of action of the government doctors in this regard.