JKDCC meets health minster, discusses issues

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SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir Doctors Coordination Committee (JKDCC) on Wednesday met health minister Bali Bhagat at Jammu and apprised him about various issues faced by doctors of the state and pending genuine demands. An official statement issued here said the minister gave a patient hearing to the association and assured full cooperation in resolving all the genuine demands. “The minster marked and forwarded the file regarding caderisation of medical officers, dental surgeons and consultants to concerned authorities and assured that issue will be addressed on priority,” it said. The pay anomaly and discrepancies were also discussed and JKDCC members are meeting finance minster on Thursday (today) to get the issue addressed, the statement said. JKDCC is an amalgam of various association of doctors of the state which includes Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK), Doctors Association Jammu (DAJ), Resident Doctors Association (RDA), Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, RDA GMC Jammu, Society of Consultant Doctors (SCD), Society of Dental Surgeons (SDS), National Health Mission (NHM) and private practitioners. Spokespersons of JKDCC Dr Manjeet Singh and Dr Mir Mushtaq have thanked the health minister and have expressed hope that issues will be resolved in a time bound manner as promised.