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Govt doctors urged to resign en masse

THE PROVINCIAL Medical Services Association (PMSA) has called upon the government doctors to resign en masse and to boycott duty if the State Government fails to meet their demands by June 15.

india Updated: May 15, 2006 01:11 IST

THE PROVINCIAL Medical Services Association (PMSA) has called upon the government doctors to resign en masse and to boycott duty if the State Government fails to meet their demands by June 15.

A five-day relay dharna was organised by the PMSA at the Health Directorate from May 8 to 13 to draw the attention of the State Government towards their pending demands which include filling of vacant posts and giving promoted doctors their posts.

A meeting of the central executive committee of the PMSA was held on Sunday under the chairmanship of the president of PMSA Dr DP Mishra. The representatives of PMSA from 53 districts participated in the meeting. The association general secretary Dr Jai Singh said that the doctors expressed anguish at the lackadaisical attitude of the government towards their genuine demands.

The members of the committee urged the Chief Minister to meet their demands on priority basis. Singh said that another meeting of the government doctors would be held at the divisional headquarters on June 3. On June 10, the government doctors would take out silent procession and hand over a memorandum, addressed to the Chief Minister, to the district magistrate. Another meeting of the central executive would be held on June 18 to discuss the future course of action, he said.

PMSA urged the government doctors to work efficiently to check the spread of communicable disease and Japanese Encephalitis. Besides, he objected to the appointment of doctors on contract basis.

First Published: May 15, 2006 01:11 IST