Published On: Tue, Jul 12th, 2016

Uttarakhand doctors go on indefinite strike

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Government doctors across Uttarakhand shirked work for two hours on Monday as part of their indefinite strike against non-implementation of amended Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) scheme.
Under the proposed amendment in the scheme, those who had joined services before January 2105 will also get the benefit of increased salaries which comes with promotions. The DACP scheme was implemented in the state in January 2015. At the time of its implementation, the doctors who had joined the health department before January 2105 were not given assured increase in the grade pay.
After prolonged stir for pay parity, health minister on June 4, 2015 assured the doctors that the state will release an amended order in their favour. Since no step was taken in that direction, the doctors announced the indefinite strike under which they would evade work for two hours daily.
The patients of rural areas of the state were the worst affected on Monday.
Doon Hospital, which caters to a large number of patients, was unaffected by the boycott as its doctors belong to medical education department and they worked as per routine.

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