TN: PG doctors demand senior resident status, oppose course extension
Trichy: Opposing the extension of their course for a month, PG doctors under the banner of the Non-Governmental Service Doctors Association carried out the demonstration at Mahatma Gandhi memorial government hospital attached to KAP Viswanatham government medical college in Trichy on Tuesday demanding to grant them the status of Senior Residents.
Almost 50 doctors who have already completed the super speciality courses, sought to consider their work under senior residency and demanded their absorption in government services.
The PG doctors were irked following the latest government circular from the Director of Medical Education (DME) in Chennai that imposed an extension on their courses for one month.
Previously the Resident Doctors Association of SN Medical College, Jodhpur also submitted a letter to the State Health Minister threatening to boycott work and go on an indefinite strike after the State authorities decided to postpone the final year exam of PG medicos and extend their PG duration for 4 to 6 months.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the final year PG medicos who already served 3 years of residency sought that their current service duration should be counted as academic senior residency period so that they would not lose months of their academic calendar.