Doctors to Meet on Monday to Take Call on Mass Resignation

Published: 25th October 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: The 4,500- strong State Government Medical Officers’ Association, which had threatened a mass resignation, has convened a general body meeting on Monday to decide its future course of action.

The Association, which had submitted a charter of 14 demands to the State government, including enhancement of salaries and perks, regularisation of services and revamping of the department. Speaking to Express after a meeting with Health Minister U T Khader and senior Health Department officials, Association chairman Dr G A Srinivasa said, “We were able to convince the Minister that our demands were just and could be met.”

Charging that the Principal Secretary had misled the minister, he said Khader had promised to take up the matter with the Chief Minister and the Finance Department.

Maintaining that their demands were not unreasonable, he said that, among others, the Association had urged the government to continue all the posts of programme implementation in the Health Department and scale up the salaries of those working in the department on par with those serving in the state-run teaching hospitals.

Earlier in the day, Khader had said that the doctors were making unreasonable demands, which cannot be accepted. He had also appealed to the people not to panic and said alternative arrangements would be made to ensure that services were not disrupted.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


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 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 are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of 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. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp