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Doctors’ appointment: TNGDA warns of agitation

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 17:56

Madurai: The Tamil Nadu Government Doctors` Association has urged the Government to appoint more doctors and staff to the Sivaganga Government Medical college and warned of an agitation if their demand was not met soon.

K Senthil, TNGDA President said in a release that the Health Secretary should hold a meeting with the Association members to know the real situation.

He said The Director of Medical Education should take steps to fill vacancies for the posts of nurses, pharmacists, clerks, laboratory technicians and sanitary workers.Though the Chief Minister had sanctioned the posts in March 2012, no step had been taken he said.
A meeting of the Association here recently also urged the government to take steps to set right the `anomalies` at the Sivaganga college, which include doctors acting as sweepers. There was no preparation when the Medical Council of India Team visited the college.He suggested that temporary employees be recruited.

TNGDA also demanded that the money Transfer work of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Assistance Scheme be entrusted to the Social Welfare Department. Now doctors in Primary Health Centres were doing more of administrative work than medical practice, he said.
They had made a representation to relieve doctors from supervising cash assistance disbursal work by appointing a computer operator and administrative officer at every block for this scheme. The Social Welfare Department handles it and allowed doctors to focus on providing medical care, the association said.


First Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 17:56

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