Srinagar: After senior resident doctors in SKIMS threatened to launch a long term strike to demand salaries as per the pay band approved by the centre for equal work and equal payment, authorities today issued a circular saying that that the administration has taken a serious note of the issue and action will be taken in accordance with the Government Employees ‘Conduct’ rules 1971 and Essential Services Maintenance Act.
The circular said that the resident doctors have violated the medical ethics and Government Employees (Conduct Rules 1971) which is unacceptable and unbecoming of responsible government services.
“It is therefore, made clear to all concerned resident doctors who have resorted to strike on 15 Nov, 2017 that as a result of this strike if any death or any eventuality in the institute occurs or is reported subsequently, the responsibility shall lie squarely on them and they will be held accountable for the same individually and action will be taken against them as the case may be in accordance with the Government Employees ‘Conduct’ rules 1971 and Essential Services Maintenance Act”.
The circular said, “As per Principle of ‘No Work No Pay’ the striking doctors shall not be paid any pay for the period of strike.”
Pertinently, the scenes of the chaos were witnessed on Wednesday, when the doctors went on strike and with the result, patients suffered hugely, however, the strike was called off later.