DAK delegation calls on health minister
Srinagar, Oct 5: The central executive of Doctors’ Association Kashmir (DAK) met the minister of health Sham Lal Sharma at his residence here and presented him a memorandum, highlighting the problems faced by doctors.
The minister, according to DAK statement, assured that all the genuine problems being faced by the doctors would be resolved in due course of time. He asked called upon the Association members to take active part in improving the work culture in the government hospitals. He said the proposed "Maha Saba" of doctors would be called to discuss all the issues confronting the community of doctors and general public.
Association welcomed the proposal, assuring minister its full cooperation in holding the "Maha Saba" soon.
“The issues of doctors which were discussed in meeting included recent police harassment of doctors, salary of in service post graduate doctors, two and half days salary of doctors, appointment of BMO's, CMO's, deputy directors, directors and other administrative posts. The issue that BMOs and CMOs are not actually staying at their stations was also raised,” said a spokesman of the DAK in a statement today, adding that “It is pertinent to mention here that these officers are supposed to stay 24 x 7 at their respective stations, but unfortunately these officials in dereliction of their duties do not stay at the stations.”
The minister, according to statement, sought the cooperation of DAK, asking it to inform him about the administrative lapses and bungling wherever and whenever they took place.
Regarding the issue of PG stipend of in service doctors and non -payment of two and half day salary to doctors, the minister assured that the issue of salary would be sorted out soon. The other issues which were brought to the notice of minister were unemployment of doctors, pay of NRHM doctors, various problems of B Grade specialists, third time bond promotion of doctors, confirmation of adhoc/contractual doctors.
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