Doctors to announce protest programme if govt invites outside doctors

Doctors to announce protest programme if govt invites outside doctors

SRINAGAR: A day after Kashmir Reader carried a story on the government’s plans to invite doctors from outside the state as faculty and consultants in state hospitals, Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said it would fight the move “tooth and nail”.
In a statement, DAK president Dr GM Mir said if the proposal is approved the association will chalk out a programme along with  the Medical Faculty Association of the Government Medical College, Srinagar, and Jammu, faculty forum of SKIMS and society of consultant doctors.
“Doctors working outside are welcome to apply for vacancies through proper recruitment process and let the merit decide,” he said.
He termed the proposal as “a well thought out evil plan for accommodating blue-eyed doctors”.
“It is sheer injustice to the already appointed faculty members in medical colleges and institutions who have been appointed through proper channel and then promoted according to the seniority and existing rules,” he said.
Mir said “not only is this injustice” to the already appointed faculty members but also “maltreatment of hundreds of specialists and super specialists of the state who are working as medical officers in peripheral hospitals and can be appointed as teachers in medical schools.”
“DAK feels this is parachute landing of medicos who have been earning perks outside in a peaceful environment.  Despite the working environment not being conducive here instead of being given perks are now been subjected to mistreatment,” it added.

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