Health services hit in Himachal as doctors go on strike

Shimla: Health services has been hit across the state as the doctors recruited by Rogi Kalyan Samities on contract basis went on a three-day strike demanding regularisation of their services.

About 400 odd doctors, appointed by RKS and 63 doctors appointed on contract basis abstained from duty.

Dr Sazid, spokesperson of the Association of Doctors recruited under RKS, said that RKS and contractual doctors planned to go on three days’ casual leave to press for their demands, but the government did not sanction them leave and they had to go on strike.

"The government is responsible for inconvenience being caused to the patients as it has turned a deaf ear to our demands", he added.

He said that government has now decided to recruit doctors on regular basis through Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission but it was not bothered about the doctors already working on contractual basis.

"It is grave injustice with the contractual doctors and they must be regularised forthwith", he added.

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