THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The doctors under the banner of Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) have decided to intensify the agitation against the salary disparity in the tenth pay revision order. The decision was taken at the state committee meeting held last week.
KGMOA general secretary Dr A K Raoof and president Dr V Madhu said that they had given many representations to the government regarding the salary issue, but no favourable decision had come so far. The association will stage a protest in front of all district headquarters on April 5 calling for strong agitations, they added.
The doctors had staged an agitation on February 29 by working an extra hour against the disparity, but to no avail. The KGMOA alleged that as per the order, the present salary from the entry cadre has been cut down. In the Assistant surgeon/junior consultant category, an amount of Rs 4,750 has been slashed. An amount of Rs 10,500 has been reduced in the salary of Assistant Director/consultant/ Civil surgeon categories, Rs 12,400 from the salary of deputy director/senior consultant and Rs 8400 from the DHS’s salary, they said. It also called for increasing the posts of specialist doctors in the health service.