The Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has asked the striking doctors to resume their duties failing which action would be initiated against them in accordance with the Medical Council of India (MCI) directions and the Supreme Court orders.
In a release issued here on Monday, the PMC said the council could suspend or cancel the registration of the striking doctors. PMC president Dr GS Grewal said the striking doctors were fighting against the government and not against the poor patients whom they were denying treatment. “You can register your protest in many other ways rather than denying treatment to the poor patients,” he said.
He said in view of the Supreme Court judgment and a letter from the MCI to all state medical councils, he couldn’t ignore the ongoing strike by specialist-cadre PCMS doctors.
Asserting that he was acting in public interest using his emergency powers provided in the Medical Registration Act, the PMC chief asked the doctors to call off their strike.