Dehradun: Doctors of government hospitals
in Uttarakhand today decided not to attend OPD from tomorrow
to protest against the appointment of an IAS officer in Health
The doctors demanded that appointment of IAS officer
Piyush Singh as Director (Administration) be cancelled, saying
it amounted to "interference" in their functioning and that
only a doctor should be nominated to the post.
"They decided to boycott OPD from tomorrow after the
government refused to accept their demand," said Dr D P Joshi,
General Secretary of Prantiya Chiktsa Evam Swasthya Sewa
Joshi said if the government does not withdraw its order,
the doctors would be forced to launch a general strike.