In May, during the second wave of Covid, MBBS doctors who had graduated recently were recruited on a temporary basis by the State health department at all government medical college hospitals in TN.
The state government has cited improvement in the pandemic situation and lack of funds from Centre as reasons for the decision, but health experts said it’s not yet time.
Sources said doctors from casualty and emergency shifts are being diverted for OPD and emergency services besides management of life threatening cases.
General duty medical officers went on an indefinite strike on September 15, protesting non-payment of salaries and arrears besides issues related to service certificates.
KGMOA asked thestate government to recognise all healthcare institutions under Kerala State Health Services as special security zones under Section 83 of the Kerala Police Act 2011.
Candidates who took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for postgraduate medical courses complained of stringent frisking.
Rs 4.31 crore National Health Mission funds lost owing to this, reveals audit report