Kochi: Kerala High court Friday directed the
state government to maintain status quo in respect of
transferers and postings of specialist cadre doctors.
The direction was issued by Justice Antony Dominic while
considering a batch of petitions by doctors challenging newly
introduced rules relating to seniority of service of
Petitioners had sought to quash certain portions of a newly
introduced rule, as per which seniority of doctors was not
fixed on the basis of length of service.
The court posted the case to Monday for further hearing.
Alleging anomalies in the seniority list published, the
Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) had
urged its members not to accept relieving orders following
which district medical officers had been asked to relieve the
Most of the doctors have opted for long
leave instead of joining duties to their place of posting.
Patients of various government hospitals in the state
have been put to great hardships since yesterday as most of
the doctors had kept away from work.