VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (APJDA) has demanded the State government to constitute a committee for discussing the issue of senior residentship in government hospitals. During a press conference at the Indian Medical Association hall here on Saturday, the PG medicos demanded the government to revise their pay scale as per the government order (GO107) issued in 2014 instead of increasing their honorarium.
Addressing the gathering, APJDA president U Raghuram said that the State government is using the PG medicos as puppets and demanded the government to drop the bonded labour of doctors. He further said that the university had made them write a bond worth `20 lakh to work under the government for a period of one year. The APJDA demanded the government to release a notification and recruit qualified PG doctors who are ready to work.
APJDA secretary Krishna Chaitanya said that there is no mandatory senior residentship as per MCI guidelines, but the State government is making it mandatory and using PG medicos instead of recruiting doctors. The MCI rule 26 says that no State has the right to withhold registration once the PG student has successfully completed the PG course. The AP government withholding registration is against the rules of the MCI.
“The government has to constitute a committee and decide whether the government needs Senior residentship or not. If they need them, the government has to pay according to the GO 107,” added Krishna.