Medical Dental Teachers declare indefinite protest
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
After waiting for more than a month, the faculty working in Punjab government Medical Dental Colleges in Patiala and Amritsar and GGS Medical College Faridkot has declared indefinite protest from July 23 against failure of the stare government to rectify the NPA anomalies in Sixth Punjab Pay Commission Report.
Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association (PSMDTA) has decided to go on indefinite daily deferring of the outdoor patient services, elective surgeries, faculty administrative duties, routine medico-legal services along with suspension of classroom teaching of the medical students daily for three hours till 11-00 AM in the medical and dental colleges and hospitals.
According to Dr DS Bhullar state General Secretary of PSMDTA, GGS Medical College Faridkot Teachers Association and the PCMS Specialist Doctors Association has also decided to join the indefinite daily protest along with PSMDTA and we will jointly protest along with all other Punjab Government doctors.
PSMDTA and PCMS Specialist Doctors Association has last week met Brahm Mohindra, Chairman of the sub committee of Punjab Ministers on Pay Commission anomalies, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and other ministries for speedy redressal of the NPA demand of the state government doctors.
Assurance has also been given by Parneet Kaur, Member of Parliament from Patiala to PSMDTA for early solution of our demands but we have decided to continue our protest till the issue is decided by the state government.
Today medical dental teachers and doctors in Govt Medical College Patiala held general body meeting and declared the indefinite protest by playing the plates (ਥਾਲੀ ਵਜਾਕੇ) allegedly feeling that on one side the Covid warriors had been facing the covid pandemic since two years but on the other side the state government has given them this new blow by drastic cut in their salaries if the sixth pay Commission NPA anomalies are not rectified.
PSMDTA has again appealed to the Chief Minister Punjab Capt Amrinder Singh and Ministers in the Sub Committee led by Brahm Mohindra to accept our demands so that doctors can resume their duties in the interest of the poor and needy patients and students.