by Mir Suneem
Sores of Medical record technology (MRT) diploma holders who had done this course in various Government recognized institutions of the country on Monday held a protest demonstration at press enclave Srinagar against the government for changing the eligibility criteria for recruitment of medical record technicians.
The protesting students said that recently various posts were advertised by the J&K H&ME Dept for which eligibility criteria has been prescribed as graduation plus computer diploma while these posts pertain to deal with a medical record of patients and a professional course in MRT should have been mandatory for said posts.
“Earlier, the recruitments for non-gazetted posts of medical record department, diploma in MRT was considered as the base eligibility which is not the case now,” they said.
One of the candidates, Firdous Ahmad said, “As per recruitment rules, the eligibility criteria should be 10+2 and MRT diploma. We are 60 students who fall in this category and have done our diploma from various government recognized institutions of the country including SKIMS but now our diploma holds no value according to the new recruitment policy.”
He said it is an injustice to them as well as for the patients as a graduate in arts has no comparison with a diploma holder and in case no modification is done, we will get a stay from the court in this regard.
Protesters also appealed the state governor and authorities at GMC to look into the matter and take necessary steps to solve their issue.