Stage protest at District Hosp under MPMOA banner

Indore: Enraged by the suspension of Chief Medical and Health Officer and other medical officers of Sagar and Damoh Districts, the doctors of Madhya Pradesh Medical Officer Association are up in arms against the action and the working of the Principal Secretary (PS) of Health.
The health department doctors have given a call for state wide protest on June 7 against the suspension orders. The city doctors will also join in the protest which will be held at the District Hospital.

MPMOA regional secretary Dr Madhav Hasani said that they are frustrated with the actions of the Principal Secretary and other administrative officers.“We have also lodged a complaint against the Principal Secretary with health minister Narottam Mishra. After staging protest on Saturday, we will decide our further strategies in a meeting to be held on June 8,” Hasani added.

The general secretary of MPMOA said that the Principal Secretary has been working like tyrant and just giving suspension orders. “He must ask about our problems first as we are working more than our limits and under heavy pressure,” he said. “More than 7400 doctors and specialists are required in the state but there are only 4000. Even though there is scarcity of working hands, we are giving our best service to the patient due to which the State Government has received various awards as well,” the general secretary said.

First the administrative officers should provide proper facilities and then they should move out for inspection, he added.“This time, our main demand is to remove non-technical officers from the department as they don’t have any knowledge about medical profession but taking action against us without a reason,” the MPMOA office-bearer said.

It is to be noted that CMHO, BMO and other Medical Officers of Sagar district have been suspended recently following an inspection by the Principal Secretary. The PS had reportedly found various anomalies during the inspection. He had also ordered the doctors to complete a particular target of medical examinations in a month.

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