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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Doctors call off strike

Office-bearers of the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association withdrew their strike after talks with Health Minister M. R. K. Paneerselvam and Health Department officials yielded positive responses to their demands.

S. Kanagasabapathy, State President, TNGDA, said, “The Health Minister has given us a written assurance that the government will consider passing an ordinance to protect the rights and safety of hospital staff.”

In view of this, he said, the association decided to call off the strike.

On Thursday, the TNGDA members decided to go on a two-hour strike in the out-patient unit (OP) of all government hospitals in Tamil Nadu to protest against attacks on hospital staff.

On Friday, government doctors stayed away from the OP between 7.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. In Thiruvallur district, where a duty doctor G. M. Nandakumar was assaulted recently, the strike was on for the whole day.

The doctors had threatened that the strike would continue indefinitely and would be intensified if the government did not pass the ordinance.

1 comment:

  1. I am a senior civil surgeon (Self Drawing Officer).Am I eligible to have a separate MTC 70 or not.Kindly clarify.
    I was a Service PG in the year 95-98,when the PCA was announced.I was recieving my full pay.My pay was fixed without any monetory benefit.Is it corret or not.


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