Published On: Mon, Sep 17th, 2018

UP Govt doctors to wear black bands at work on Oct 1

Lucknow: Government doctors in Uttar Pradesh under the banner of Provincial Medical Services Association-UP announced Monday their decision to wear black bands on October 1 in support of their demands including promotion issues and non-practice allowance.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

“Government doctors across the state will register their protest while discharging their duties by wearing black bands to protest insensitivity shown towards them by the authorities,” a statement issued by the association said.

Association president Dr Ashok Kumar Yadav alleged at a press conference here that government doctors were “being targeted” and held responsible for the shortcomings in the health services “without any fault of theirs”.

Yadav, who is a senior consultant at Dr SP Mukherjee (civil) Hospital here also said that government doctors were over-burdened.

He said the 18-point charter of demands, which will be handed over to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, included time-bound promotion and non-practice allowance, besides special allowance for specialists and rural allowance for those serving in the villages.

The association claims membership of 15,000 government doctors.

PTI

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