PMHS, the association of doctors warn of mass resignations if demands not accepted
The Provincial Medical Health Service (PMHS), the association of government doctors of the state started their agitation in support of their five point demands by donning black arm bands on Tuesday. It has given a time period of one week to the state administration to fulfill its demands. The association has threatened that its members can take the extreme step of mass resignations from the state health services if their demands are continued to be ignored. The doctors would work wearing black armbands from September 1 to 7. The doctors are particularly peeved over the state administration’s decision of deducting salary of one day for Covid-19 fund.
The President of the PMHS, Dr Naresh Napalchayal said that the doctors are working honestly and dedicatedly and have forgotten their families during the Covid-19 crisis. He said that while many states are providing extra salary to the doctors, the state administration here is deducting one day’s salary which is causing resentment among the doctors. He said that the state government should stop deducting the salary of the doctors and instead provide encouragement allowance to them. The president of PMHS expressed strong reservation on the misbehavior done by the Jaspur MLA with the officiating CMO of Udham Singh Nagar. The PMHS is demanding that the Chief Minister’s declaration of giving full salary to PG students should be fulfilled without any further delay. The association is also angry over undue interference of administration in functioning of hospitals. In many cases, the association points out that Tehsildar and patwari visit hospitals and give directions to doctors. This according to the PMHS is affecting the prestige of the doctors.
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 | PNS | Dehradun