Lucknow: After government doctors in Rajasthan went on indefinite mass leave, their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh threatened to follow suit if their long pending demands were not met soon.
“We have met the officials, including the minister concerned, health secretary and director general medical services many times regarding our demands but to no avail,” UP Provincial Medical Service union general secretary Amit Singh said.
“Our demands include time bound promotion, non-practicing allowance, post-mortem allowance and fixed duty hours,” he said.
There are around 11,000 doctors working in various government hospitals across the state.
Last month, over 10,000 doctors in Rajasthan submitted their resignation to the All Rajasthan In Service Doctors Association (ARISDA) in support of their 33 long-pending demands.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that all the practicing doctors in Rajasthan went on a mass leave, in support of their pending demands before the state government. Almost 9600 doctors, who had already collected their mass resignations earlier this month, submitted the same to the government under the banner All India In-Service Doctors’ Association, forcing the government to again invoke Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA) to maintain healthcare services in the state.