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Indefinite stir by govt doctors enter 4th day, TNGDA announces 2-day strike
Tamil Nadu

Indefinite stir by govt doctors enter 4th day, TNGDA announces 2-day strike

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Chennai, Oct 28 : The indefinite strike by the state government doctors demanding better pay and promotions, entered the fourth day today, even as the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNGDA) Greater Chennai district decided to observe a two-day strike on October 30 and 31.

Talking to reporters here, TNGDA President Dr G Chandrasekar said tomorrow the association members would stage a novel protest while discharging all duties without inking their signatures.

He said on October 30 and 31 a full-fledged strike would be observed.

However, essential services like, emergency, dengue treatment and accident and trauma care would function as usual.

He said the strike would be observed in all the government medical colleges, Taluk hospitals and Primary Health Centres across the state, in which practising medical students and PG doctors would participate.

Since the medical services across the state is likely to be hit, he appealed to the government to issue immediate orders on the new pay structure.

Meanwhile, the strike by the doctors belonging to the Federation of Government Doctors Association (FOGDA), entered the fourth day today.

The Tamil Nadu Medical Students Association (TNMSA) today extended support to the strike by the Government doctors.

Though emergency services were being maintained in all government hospitals, however, out-patient and in-patient care services have been affected.

About 13,000 doctors of the FOGDA started their indefinite strike on Friday demanding better pay and promotions.

According to FOGDA Convenor A Ramalingam more than 60 to 70 per cent of the total 18,000 doctors in Tamil Nadu were taking part in the strike.

The doctors association decided to go ahead with their indefinite strike after the State government failed to fulfill some of their long pending demands, including implementation of Dynamic Assured Career Progression with pay band-4 at the end of 13 years of service instead of the present 20, maintenance of doctor posts as per the number of patients, 50 per cent service quota in PG admissions and conduct of counselling for posting service PG graduates. (UNI)