Doctors' protest continues

BISHNUPUR, Nov 17 : Donning black badges while on duty, doctors of Chandel district staged a sit-in-protest at Chandel District Hospital Complex today.
The protest was staged in support of the demands raised by All Manipur Health Services Doctors' Association (AMHSDA).
The charter of demands put forth by AMHSDA included time-bound promotion and extending retirement age of specialist & non-specialist doctors to 65 years; creation of Director General post for directorates of Health Services, Family Welfare Services, Public Health and Medical Education; fixation of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) with effect from January 1, 2016 as per 7th Central Pay Commission; strict adherence to Transfer and Posting Policy of Health Services 2017; allowing MHS doctors to hold top posts on seniority basis; implementation of proposed MHS Rules 2020 and Amendments; and provision of risks and difficult area posting allowances.