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IMA Reuest to Jharkhand Govt.- Reporting by doctors to village Mukhia

IMA/HSG/C-7/                                                                                          October 23, 2015

Shri Raghubar Das

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Kanke Road

Ranchi – 834 008 (Jharkhand)

Respected Sir,

Greetings from Indian Medical Association!

We would like to draw your attention, toward the matter going on with the health department of Jharkhand state. As per our information, your cabinet has decided that, doctors posted in P.H.C. have to report to the Mukhia of that area for their attendance and leave.

Similarly, civil surgeon of the district will get attendance and leave from chairman district board and the salary will be paid to above doctors on recommendation by the Mukhia and Chairman District board respectively.

You are quite aware that all state government doctors are gazette officers working in difficult conditions in comparison to other gazetted officers. You are also aware that there is acute shortage of doctors in your state as such doctors are overburdened with giving services to large no patients.

The government decision will unnecessary drag doctors in the village politics such as during medico legal cases and reports and many more things. Due to this there will be chaos in working conditions and as such the entire medical services will be disturbed.

This decision will act as deterrent for the new doctors to come and join state health services. Doctors of your state will be demoralized and the decision of your govt. is insulting to highly respected doctors.

We request you to please withdraw your above order, so that our doctors give their services fearlessly with dignity.

Thanking you and with kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

( Prof (Dr) A Marthanda Pillai )                                                            ( Dr K K Aggarwal )

National President                                                                       Honorary Secretary General