9 on deputation PMS doctors relieved
IN A sudden and unexpected move, the State Government has relieved nine Provincial Medical Service (PMS) doctors posted on deputation at Moti Lal Nehru Medical College. The fax copy of the order arrived at MLN Medical College principal's office on Thursday evening.Updated: Feb 18, 2006 00:27 IST
IN A sudden and unexpected move, the State Government has relieved nine Provincial Medical Service (PMS) doctors posted on deputation at Moti Lal Nehru Medical College. The fax copy of the order arrived at MLN Medical College principal's office on Thursday evening.
Issued by Prashant Trivedi, secretary Medical Education Department, UP government, the order states for posting all the nine PMS doctors at MLN Medical College back to the 'home department'. The doctors have also been asked to immediately report to their department as they will be considered one-sided relieved.
Nine PMS doctors including Dr Alok Chandra (TB and Chest), Dr Siddhartha (surgery), Dr Rakesh Chaurasia (pharmacology), Dr PC Yadav (ENT), Dr Basant Kumar Singh (ophthalmology), Dr VK Pandey (surgery), Dr Mayank Srivastava (ophthalmology), Dr YK Pathak (forensic medicines) and Dr DC Srivastava (orthopaedic) were posted on deputation at the MLN Medical College to provide their services and fill the gap due to non-recruitment of teachers and professors for a long time at the medical college.
Later some teachers and professors at the medical college reportedly raised the matter that in order to avoid transfer and posting in rural areas these PMS doctors have got themselves posted at the medical college.
"Some also felt that the PMS doctors with their excellent record of surgeries and high number of OPD were threatening their monopoly in the college campus. A petition was filed in the High Court challenging the deputation of these doctors.
In respond to the petition the court passed the order on November 18, 2005 in which the state government was refrained from sending PMS doctors on deputation at the medical college," said a PMS doctors on condition of anonymity. However, the sudden decision of the state government has also created doubts on the future of some PG students at the medical college who were doing their research under these doctors.
MLN Medical College principal Prof PC Saxena admitted to have received relieving orders' of the PMS doctors.
The order arrived on Thursday evening and has already been served to all the nine doctors, he said.