Nagaland govt warns agitating doctors

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Dimapur: The Nagaland government has directed the medical department not to give any leave to any government medical officer or healthcare professional, the Nagaland In-Service Doctors Association (NIDA) has said. Decided to go on a massive leisurely vacation. .

The NIDA members decided to go on a massive leave on the issue of retirement age after the one-year deadline given by the state government to resolve their demand expired.

These service doctors demand that the retirement age of all doctors, regardless of clinical or administrative role, be raised from 60 to 62 years.

Responding to the NIDA threat, Chief Secretary J Alam in an order asked the department’s principal director, chief medical officers and medical surgeons to take any leave of absence from any government medical officer or healthcare professional. I am against approval.

The government also reiterated its April 14 order barring all government doctors from engaging in any dialogue with the press in matters that are not related to the payment of government duties.

The government warned that failure to comply with the April 14 directive would make officers liable for disciplinary action, in addition to deducting pay for unauthorized attendance on the principle of ‘no work, no pay’.

To manage and mitigate any potential impact posed by a large number of government medical practitioners on the risk of a large-scale leisure holiday, the Chief Secretary activated initiatives at various levels of the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare. ۔

The government has decided to set up a control room at the state level to coordinate with a dedicated helpline and monitor the situation in the state in real time.

It said that the district level control room would be headed by an officer and not below the level of ADC / SDO (C) and would include medical officers and officers of other departments to coordinate the situation. And real-time monitoring. In the district
The control room will be in constant touch with the state level control room and will provide regular status updates for effective monitoring.

Alam directed the Deputy Commissioners to hold meetings with the available private hospitals and healthcare providers to work out ways to manage referral cases from OPDs and government facilities, if required, among other measures.

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