Chandigarh: Health services were partially hit
in Haryana as government doctors went on a two-day mass casual
leave from Tuesday to press for a pay-related demand.
The doctors want Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) to be made
part of basic pay, President of the Haryana Civil Medical
Services Association, Dr Rajesh Kumar Khyalia said.
He claimed that work was affected in Primary Health
Centres, Community Health Centres and General Hospitals across
"Though we attended to emergency services, doctors stayed
away from the OPDs, and other services remained paralysed at
most places," Khyalia claimed.
However, state Health Minister Rao Narinder Singh rejected
his claim saying health services were normal at most places.
He said there was no justification of the strike as the
government was considering their demand.