Protesting doctors lock room of Civil Surgeon in Hoshiarpur

Protesting doctors lock room of Civil Surgeon in Hoshiarpur

On a call given by the state body and joint action committee of PCMS Association, senior medical officers and medical officers of the district gathered at the CMO’s office and locked the rooms of civil surgeon and programme officers here on Monday.

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, August 2

On a call given by the state body and joint action committee of PCMS Association, senior medical officers and medical officers of the district gathered at the CMO’s office and locked the rooms of civil surgeon and programme officers here on Monday.

They were protesting against the report of the Sixth Pay Commission, under which the Punjab Government had reduced the NPA of government doctors from 25 per cent to 20 per cent, de-linking it from the basic pay. They said the Punjab Government had played a nasty joke with the corona warriors.

They said their fight was with the government, not with the general public. Reducing NPAs and de-linking it from the basic pay was a ploy to destroy and privatise the government’s public health care system.

On the occasion, press secretary of the state PCMS association Dr Rajkumar said if the government did not accept their demands, they would intensify their struggle. On next Thursday (August 5), a dharna would be held at the Punjab Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Chandigarh.

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