CHENNAI: Doctors related to the Federation of Government Doctors’ Association (FOGDA) wore ‘demand badges’ to work, placing ahead their demand for pay hike, recruitment of extra doctors and solatium for doctors who died of Covid, amongst others.
The doctors rued that each the State and Central authorities doctors be a part of the occupation after MBBS with the identical base wage at Rs 56,100. However, as per the seventh pay fee, after completion of 13 years, a Central authorities physician earns Rs 1,23,000 whereas the State authorities physician earns Rs 86,000.
The affiliation members stated that Chief Minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswami and Health Minister C Vijayabaskar promised to meet their calls for in 2019, however nothing has been carried out.As a outcome, greater than 10,000 doctors throughout the State could be carrying the ‘demand badges’ for 2 weeks beginning February 17. Dr S Perumal Pillai, Executive Member, FOGDA, stated they’re but to obtain their Covid reduction and one month particular pay for Covid work. “We request the government to meet all our demands,” Dr Perumal instructed Express.
Besides, the federal government is but to pay Covid solatium of Rs 50 lakh for the households of doctors who died and Rs 2 lakh for doctors who have been contaminated throughout work. Dr G Ravindranath of Doctors’ Association For Social Equality (DASE), stated the calls for of the doctors of FOGDA additionally purpose to profit most people.
Implement G.O. 354 and pay hike after completion of 5, 9, 11, and 12 years as a substitute of the current 8, 15, 17 and 20 years
Salary at pay band 4 scale-after completion of 12 years of service and never 20 years
Recruit extra doctors as per affected person influx, well timed promotion and 50 per cent service quota for MD and MS
Know this: They stated that due to the shortage of implementation of the G.O., doctors in the State find yourself incomes no less than Rs 40,000 lesser than Central authorities doctors