Doctors on indefinite strike over NPA cut

Doctors on indefinite strike over NPA cut

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Chandigarh, July 20

Government doctors today started an indefinite strike in protest against delinking of the non-practicing allowance (NPA) from basic pay. The healthcare and animal husbandry services remained paralysed in the state.

Accusing the government of an insensitive attitude, the Joint Government Doctors’ Coordination Committee announced to hold a protest in front of the Chief Minister’s residence on Friday.

Dr Indervir Gill, convener of the committee, alleged that the government failed to fulfil the promises it made in the past three weeks during various negotiation meetings. Medical and veterinary doctors from across Punjab participated in the emergency meeting here.

He warned that if the government did not address the issue of NPA, the entire medical fraternity of Punjab would to go on an indefinite strike. — TNS

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