STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Government doctors to boycott VIP duties

The boycott is part of the ongoing strike in connection with the Satnam Singh custodial death case

Published: 10th September 2012 10:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2012 10:55 AM   |  A+A-

The government doctors in the state will boycott the VIP duties during the ‘Emerging Kerala’ meet, said Dr O Vasudevan, president of Kerala Government Medical Officer’s Association, at a press conference here on Saturday.

The boycott is part of the ongoing strike against the government’s refusal to revoke the transfer orders issued to six doctors in connection with the Satnam Singh custodial death case.

“The Chief Minister and the Health Minister are convinced that the accused doctors are innocent but no measure has been taken to revoke the order,” he said.

The association said that it was the responsibility of the government to find substitutes for the VIP duty and that the inability to find doctors can only be termed as a failure on the part of the government.

The KGMOA also warned that direct methods of protest would be taken up after September 27 if their demands are not met by then.

Currently, the association is undertaking a non-cooperation strike, boycotting all field-level public health activities, government programmes, medical camps, field visits, National Rural Health Mission’s programmes and other official meetings.

The consultation and treatment services have not been hampered.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp