As part of the All Manipur Health Services Doctors' Association (AMHSDA) ongoing stir, doctors at Chief Medical Officer, Kangpokpi office staged a sit-in protest on Wednesday demanding the state government to fulfil the association's charter of demands.
Donning black badges while on duty, the doctors under CMO Kangpokpi staged a sit-in protest in front of CMO Kangpokpi's office on Wednesday.
Doctors under the All Manipur Health Services Doctors' Association had begun to don black badges while on duty since November 1 to denounce the state government's alleged lackadaisical attitude towards the demands of the association, the biggest organised registered body of doctors in the state, despite repeated appeals and reminders of the association apart from recommendations from various MLAs, Ministers of the state and even an MP in resolving the long pending genuine demands of the association.
The doctors under the AMHSDA then intensified its stir from donning a black badge while on duty to sit-in protests from November 8 at the complex of Indian Medical Council (IMA), Lamphelpat, Imphal.
The sit-in protest will be held in all the districts as well while Kangpokpi had already begun on Wednesday.
The charter of demands of the All Manipur Health Services Doctors' Association are - a time-bound promotion (at least 3-4 promotions) in the service career; increase the age of superannuation from 62 years to 65 years for all medical health service doctors- Specialists and non-Specialists alike, and in line with the Doctors of JNIMS and many other states in the country; creation of Director General post for directorates of Health Services, Family Welfare Services, Public Health, and Medical Education; including of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in basic fixation w.e.f. 01-01-2016 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission and implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission; abide strictly on the Transfer and Posting Policy of Health Services 2017; any MHS doctors to be made eligible to occupy the highest post by virtue of seniority; implementation of proposed MHS Rules 2020 and Amendments, and to make rural postings compulsory and provision of risks and difficult area postings allowances.
The protesting doctors at Kangpokpi also made their stand clear that they will endorse and support any movement and further course of action of the AMHSDA in the future as well if the Government fails to fulfil its charter of demands.