Chandigarh, June 28
Talks between doctors and the government did not yield any results, the former announced the intensification of the protest.
As part of their call to strike, doctors had previously paralyzed OPD services in various hospitals. Doctors are protesting the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendation to dissociate the NPA from the base salary.
The strike call was launched by the Punjab Government Joint Medical Coordinating Committee, which includes members including the Association of Civilian Medical Services of Punjab and the Association of Veterinary Officers of the State of Punjab. , Association of Medical Teachers of Punjab, Association of Rural Physicians, Punjab Dental Association of Medical Officers and Association of Ayurvedic Officers of Punjab. Previously, the government had invited doctors to negotiate to resolve the problem. Senior Health Secretary Hussan Lal said the government was considering the recommendation and asked medics to end their strike and join the work, but the Punjab government medics coordinating committee refused to ” accept any insurance less than a meeting with a full committee formed by the Chief Minister.
In the afternoon, another round of negotiations took place. The government was represented by Principal Secretary (Finance) KAP Sinha, but this was not successful either.
After the meeting, the association held a press conference at the Congress Center, Dr Gagandeep Singh, president of the PCMS association, claimed that the government wanted to destroy the public health system by making government work for doctors less lucrative. He said that in the next few days they would intensify their agitation and that the government was responsible for the suffering of the public. – TNS
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