Patna: Blaming the Government for disparity, the doctors of the state have decided to go on a strike protesting against lawlessness and bureaucratic dominance in the health sector.

To further decide their strategy, doctors have decided to hold a meeting on April 3 at Rabindra Bhawan and have also invited Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

While addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, organiser of the meeting, Dr Ajay Kumar said, “In 2008 we had asked the Centre to increase our salary-allowance, but till date nothing has happened. Besides, we have also been deprived of the benefits of the sixth pay commission.”

The doctors alleged that under NHRM scheme, medicos in rural areas are not even paid the rural allowances. Rather, they are being humiliated by the administrative officials by lodging FIRs against them.

The doctors added that 90 percent of the physicians have not been paid monthly salary. But the doctors on contract basis and doctors on regular pay-roll are yet to get their salaries for the past one year and three months respectively. Not only this, three thousand doctors are burdened with the work of twelve thousand doctors.

(JPN/ Bureau)