BHOPAL : The severe resentment is brewing among doctors in two premier hospitals, Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre (BMHRC) and All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) over haphazard appointment rules. BMHRC doctors may go on strike if talks which are on with Union ministry of health and family welfare fail. Similar indication is from AIIMS resident doctors.

There is no fixed rule for the appointments of doctors in these two premier hospitals of the country. Consequently, doctors are not getting promotions, perks and incentives, and increment accordingly.

They rue that their career and future are in lurch. There is no surety of job in both these hospitals.

Resident doctors Association president (BMHRC) Dr Lalit Kumar said, “There are no rules and regulations about our appointment because of which we are not getting due promotions and other benefits.

We had decided to go on strike from Monday but it was postponed after Department of Health Research (DHR) Secretary Dr Somya Swaminathan has assured the doctors that our problems would be resolved in a month. Previously also we had raised the issue but only assurance was given for settlement of the problems and so far no initiative has been taken to solve the problems. Our delegates are in Delhi for the meeting with the ministry.”

Residents doctors Association (AIIMS) Dr Harshand Popalwar said, “It is a major issue of resentment among doctors. Even after two years, our appointment has not been approved by Union ministry of health and family welfare. We are not getting salaries and promotion and other benefits timely. We have raised the issue many times. Also, we will raise it with health ministry of union government. Otherwise we will have no option left but to go on strike as the BMHRC doctors are doing.”

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