Amritsar, August 2
The doctors at Government Medical College observed a pen-down strike on Monday to protest against the pay panel report. The medical fraternity boycotted OPD services, surgeries and classes for the entire day.
However, emergency services, Covid ward was taken care of and university examination were also conducted. Dr Mridu Grover of Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers’ Association, Amritsar, said the IMA, Amritsar Chapter, has lent support to the ongoing agitation against the pay cut.
Dr Mridu said the decrease in NPA and delinking of basic salary would prove dearer to doctors and they would not accept it. She said the protest would continue till the government accepted their demand.
Meanwhile, the veterinary officer also staged a protest at the district headquarters of the department under the Punjab State Veterinary Officers’ Association. President Gagandeep Singh Dhillon said Cabinet minister Balbir Singh Sidhu promised to resolve the issue before July 30. He said the government was dilly dallying, but the employees would not end the protest. — TNS
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