Sunday, July 11, 2010

Doctors to continue protest over transfers, vacancies

KOCHI: The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association will continue its non-cooperation strike pressing the State government to fulfil its demands to fill posts at taluk hospitals and to solve the alleged anomalies in transfer of doctors, especially those nearing retirement age.

This was decided at a State-committee meeting of the association here on Sunday.

The doctors in the Health Services had started their strike on July 1 in the wake of the transfers while implementing the specialty and administrative cadre systems.

Off meetings

The doctors are not attending official conferences and not taking up VIP duties or taking part in medical camps or training.

They will, however, attend to all hospital duties, an association representative said.

While implementing the system had been a long-standing demand of the medical officers, they feel that the government has done so without giving much thought to the fact that there is a severe shortage of doctors in the specialty cadres posts in hospitals

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