Retreating their vehement appeal to the government to fulfill all demands of resident doctors, DAK welcomed the decision of resident Doctor’s Association of GMC’s Srinagar for restoring emergency and critical care services in the larger interest of common people.
Furthermore, DAK advised doctors working in rural health care system to work more effectively and curtail referral to tertiary Care Hospitals because of ongoing strike and stalemate between Resident doctors and government.
“It is of paramount importance to mention that government must give equal pay for equal work, as doctors of all Medical colleges qualify same entrance examination and must be treated as equal amongst equals,” DAK spokesman in a statement said.
Dr Suhail Naik, President DAK said that we are projecting our genuine demands like two and half day salary, risk allowances, rural allowances for last many years, but nothing really has happened on the ground level.
“It is the moral and ethical responsibility of higher authorities to address our all pending genuine demands without forcing us to opt for a strike as last resort,” he said.
General Secretary DAK, Dr Owais H Dar said “strike always remains the last option in the democratic setup but it is moral responsibility of the concerned authorities to look after genuine demands. Patients who are suffering are our own and it causes us utmost distress when we see them in agony but when we ourselves are not comfortable how can we treat them and give them comfort.”
DAK appeals the governor N.N Vohra to take a serious look into the all genuine demands of doctors of J&K once for all so that the fraternity gets back sheen of the sacrosanct profession.