PMHSA miffed, announces three-day work boycott

Sunday, 25 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Miffed at the chief minister reportedly not finding time to hold talks with them, the government doctors under the banner of Provincial Medical Health Service Association (PMHSA) have declared that they will boycott work barring emergency and post mortemservices  across the state on three days- April 10, 11 and 12. On Saturday, an emergency meeting of the association was presided over by the PMHSA head Dr DP Joshi. The office bearers of the association expressed dissatisfaction and unanimously decided that if the chief minister is not able to give them time for a meet they should boycott work. They said that the doctors feel much neglected. Every year about 15 to 20 doctors are applying for the voluntary retirement scheme. In addition to this, neither has any proposal been sent by the directorate to the state administration nor has the state administration talked to the association on important issues like the conditions for non practicing allowance (NPA), hill allowance, assured career progression and the Transfer Act. Considering these aspects, the general secretary of the association, Dr Dinesh Chauhan, with the consent of the PMHSA office bearers, declared the association’s agitation and work boycott. The association announced that all services barring the emergency and post mortem services will be discontinued on April 10, 11 and 12. A complete work boycott will be observed on the following three days if no decision is taken by the government by then. Before undertaking the agitation, the association will hold meetings in Srinagar, Haldwani, Almora and towns in other districts to finalise preparations for the protest.

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