PCMS body to protest against new PG policy of state govt
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The body slams faulty notification for PG increments to specialists
The Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association has decided to protest against the callous attitude of the Punjab government, demanding specialist increments for all specialists and a rollback of the new PG admission policy.
This was decided at a meeting of the state representative body of the association held in Ludhiana, presided over by its state president Dr Hardeep Singh, on Sunday.
Dr Gagandeep Shergill, joint secretary of state PCMS Association, said acute shortage of doctors in Punjab health services and refusal of 252 newly appointed doctors to join were discussed at the meeting. As many as 26% posts of general duty and 38% posts of specialists are lying vacant in various health institutions.
The association criticised the new PG admission policy for rural service, saying it had discouraged doctors from PCMS rural service. The body also slammed faulty notification for PG increments to specialists.
Dr Yadwinder Banga, senior vice-president, Dr Nishan Singh, finance secretary, and Dr Jaswant Singh, state executive, demanded that posts of Director Health Service, UT Chandigarh, should be filled from PCMS cadre and also all the posts meant for PCMS cadre in UT, Chandigarh.
Dr Hardeep Singh, the state president, appealed to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Health Minister Madan Mohan Mittal to intervene in the matter and encourage smooth functioning of health services for the rural poor people of Punjab.
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