Dental college house job dispute ends
THE HOUSE surgeon controversy plaguing Government Dental College ended on Thursday with a letter from Bhopal issuing clear instructions for cancellation of extension to the 10 candidates already having completed a six-month stint as postgraduate (PG) house surgeon.india Updated: Jan 05, 2007 22:35 IST
THE HOUSE surgeon controversy plaguing Government Dental College ended on Thursday with a letter from Bhopal issuing clear instructions for cancellation of extension to the 10 candidates already having completed a six-month stint as postgraduate (PG) house surgeon.
Acting Principal Dr Deshraj Jain admitted that a letter had been received in this regard after which fresh orders were issued by the hospital administration and the candidates in question were intimated.
The controversy had come to the fore when the college council, exercising its powers bestowed by State Public Health and Family Welfare Ministry in 1994, gave provisional appointment to the 10 candidates on the temporary post of PG house surgeon.
The appointments were made on December 26, 2006, as per the rule specifying that they would be appointed primarily for a six-month period after which it can be extended by another six months on their work being found satisfactory.
The college executive council, in a meeting held in December, had decided that the PG house surgeon tenure would be for a period of one year.
Junior Doctors Association taking objection had stated that in light of a long standing demand of increasing the present 14 PG house surgeon posts by nine was pending approval the present posts be broken into entirely feasible six-month period.
They started correspondence with Minister Medical Education and other high officials regarding change in session for house job following which an order was issued on December 30.
However, the college had made appointments before receipt of the said letter leading to confusion and threats of strike on part of dissatisfied candidates. The vexatious issue has now been solved with change being made in the appointments.