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Health services hit at govt hospitals in Punjab as doctors go on strike

Chandigarh, July 1

Well being companies have been hit in Punjab authorities hospitals on Thursday once more after docs went on a daylong strike over the state’s Sixth Pay Fee suggestions, delinking non-practicing allowance from the essential pay. 

It’s the third time in per week that authorities docs went on a strike. Earlier, they’d abstained from work on June 25 and 28. 

Well being companies, together with outpatient division (OPD) companies, elective surgical procedures and on-line consultations remained suspended, mentioned protesting docs.

Nonetheless, emergency and Covid-related companies continued, they mentioned. 

The decision for the strike was given by the Joint Punjab Authorities Docs’ Coordination Committee.

The committee has members from the Punjab Civil Medical Providers’ Affiliation and is supported by the Punjab State Veterinary Officers’ Affiliation, Rural Medical Officers’ Affiliation, Punjab Dental Medical Officers’ Affiliation and the Punjab Ayurveda Officers’ Affiliation. 

Punjab Civil Medical Providers’ Affiliation president Dr Gagandeep Singh mentioned they have been upset with the Sixth Pay Fee, which beneficial delinking non-practicing allowance (NPA) from the essential pay, which might adversely hit their wage and pension advantages.

Protesting docs mentioned the fee had beneficial discount within the NPA from 25 per cent to 20 per cent.

The Punjab authorities had introduced to implement a majority of the suggestions of its Pay Fee with impact from January 1, 2016, a transfer that can profit over 5 lakh serving and retired staff. 

Nonetheless, a number of associations of presidency staff have been protesting in opposition to the suggestions.

They have been objecting to the method used within the calculation of a rise in pay. 

The Punjab authorities had arrange an oversight committee of ministers to resolve grievances of the state authorities staff. PTI

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