Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The medical teachers of all government medical colleges in the state have rebelled against state government for not accepting their demands. On eve of Doctors’ Day, they decided to shun online programme of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who will felicitate doctors virtually on Thursday.
The medical teachers, under the banner of Progressive Medical Teacher’s Association (PMTA)-Madhya Pradesh, have appealed to chief minister to accept their long pending demands instead of felicitating doctors. Medical teachers have also submitted memorandum to deans of their colleges in this regard.
Vice president of PMTA Dr Poonam Mathur said, “What will be a better felicitation than meeting our long pending demands. Medical education minister had assured us to meet our demands few months back but to no avail. We will not join virtual programme for felicitating the doctors on Doctors’ Day. We appeal to government to facilitate us before felicitation.”
She also added that no decision has been taken over compassionate appointments of the family members of those who lost lives. Besides, no steps have been taken for rehabilitation of their family.
“If government really wants to felicitate us, then chief minister should listen to our demands and must take action. Our association is making untiring efforts for formulation of departmental timescale promotion/upgradation policy and its implementation. National Pension Scheme is applicable to us since 2005 but has not been implemented. Discrimination persists in giving seventh pay commission,” Dr Mathur said.
“Instead of talking to us on a public forum, chief minister should listen to our demands as such programmes are not more than a formality,” association’s office bearers said.