Gujarat Govt cancels Diwali vacation for all medical teachers, Association sees red
Ahmedabad: Taking stock of the need of availability of medical professionals in the state amidst the pandemic, the State Government of Gujarat on Wednesday has canceled the Diwali vacation for class 1 and class 2 employees of all the medical colleges in the state.
The decision was taken after the Deans of several medical colleges discussed the issue and the authorities also found that the Diwali vacation may be canceled to address the need of the hour as ensuring proper medical services to the COVID and the non-COVID patients are the priority now. Hence, all the medical teachers have been refused vacation during Diwali.
According to a recent media report, a meeting was held on Wednesday where the Deans of all the Medical Institutes discussed the current condition of COVID-19 and also talked about the non-COVID patients and the treatment they need. The authorities analyzed ways in which they can ensure that proper treatment will be delivered to the patient during Diwali as well.
Following the discussion with the deans, the authorities decided to cancel the vacation and the instruction has already been conveyed to the head of all the institutes regarding the same. The institute has been instructed to keep their healthcare employees and medical teachers prepared to attend the patients 24/7 if necessary to provide them treatment.