Indore: Demanding pay parity with University Grants Commission (UGC) grades, hundreds of teachers affiliated to Madhya Pradesh Medical Teachers` Association Monday went on mass casual leave affecting health services in government run hospitals in the city.
Medical and health services were affected in MY Hospital, Chacha Nehru Hospital and other hospitals as over 200 medical teachers boycotted work and teaching to hold a demonstration in their respective hospitals, MPMTA`s Indore President Poonam Mathur said.
Besides demanding UGC grades and allowances, the MPMTA also put forth a charter of demands including pension benefits, group insurance, arrears` payment, she said, adding that a memorandum was submitted to Acting Dean of Indore Medical College Sanjay Dixit.
She said that Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Anoop Mishra called her to discuss the demands and assured her that the matter would be taken up with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Despite the mass leave protest, some faculty members attended emergency services, she claimed.
However, MY Hospital Superintendent P S Thakur said that senior and junior resident doctors as well as chief medical officers were called to attend patients in the outpatient departments and there was no affect on medical and health services so far.