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'No work, no pay' order for striking doctors, threatens Orissa Govt

Two days after doctors called off their strike in Orissa, the state government on Tuesday threatened to implement 'no work, no pay' formula for doctors who participated in the agitation on April 18.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2010 22:36 IST

Two days after doctors called off their strike in Orissa, the state government on Tuesday threatened to implement 'no work, no pay' formula for doctors who participated in the agitation on April 18.

"The doctors who joined the strike will not be paid for one day," Health Secretary (in-charge) Suresh Mohapatra said.

Pointing out that the doctors were earlier asked not to go on strike in view of the prevailing heat wave, Mohapatra said they will be served with show cause notices asking them to cite the reason for defying government orders.

He said over 125 doctors, of the 159 transferred so far, have already joined new places of posting and the rest are yet to report.

"The doctors who did not join their new places of posting within next three days will face disciplinary action," Mohapatra said.

Condemning the government's move, the Orissa Medical Service Association (OMSA) said the doctors have the right to go on strike after giving prior notice.

"We had given prior notice before going on strike," said an OMSA functionary.