The doctors of civil hospital have decided to go on mass casual leave on November 8 and 9, after the Haryana civil medical services association announced a strike call. The OPD services will be hit, but emergency service will be normal. "This is a protest against our long-pending demands, but the state government is least bothered," said Dr Keshav Sharma, district general secretary of the association.
The association wants that the doctors should be issued non-practicing allowances. Besides, it has sought reinstatement of doctors in 285 posts, which were cancelled from the peripheral areas. The association further demanded that uniform and fixed post-graduation policy for working doctors should be introduced and post-graduate increments be initiated. The OPD of the civil hospital caters to nearly 1,000 patients everyday.