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TN doctors threaten to launch stir

india Updated: Dec 31, 2008 14:56 IST

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Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNGDA) has warned that they would launch an agitation if the government did not lift the ban on Voluntary Retirement Scheme for doctors who had been ''brought under Scarcer category".

The State Secretary Senthil in a press release here said that doctors should be given the right for VRS like other government servants.

Though the doctors played a key role in making the state one of the top ranked in the country's health sector, they were under paid. "The doctor are bonded labourers in the state.They cannot retire when they wished.The resignations also are not accepted," he alleged.

When the doctors were denied permission to retire even after 20 years of service on ground of health,or family circumstances,they were put to more stress and strain.The government should improve the working conditions,he said.

The service conditions should be made more lucrative to attract the specialist doctors. He demanded payscales and promotions on par with the private doctors.