Govt clarifies on doctors' strike threat

Govt clarifies on doctors' strike threat

Dr E V Ramana Reddy, health secretary told presspersons on Wednesday that the Karnataka Government Medical Officers’ Association (KGMOA) was itself delaying the process of implementing the agreed demands.  

“The Doctors’ Association wants to modify a particular Government Order related to a certain issue which is still under the examination at different levels.  Since the request is still pending, the Association is not able to get the financial benefit as per Government Order,” he said.  Reddy added that until a clearance is given from all levels, the agreed demands will not be implemented.

Dr H N Ravindra, president of KGMOA said that the change that they want in one particular Government Order is to include contract period for doctors’ working in rural areas for urban allowances.

“The Government Order says that six years of rural services on permanent basis will be eligible for urban allowances, but we want even doctors who were working on contract basis also to be included for the allowances,” he said.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
Comments (+)