Health professionals cautioned against launching agitation

The All Manipur Health Services Doctors Association (AMHSDA) had warned of stopping emergency service from December 21.

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The Manipur Directorate of Health Services has cautioned against the agitation proposed by the All Manipur Health Services Doctors Association (AMHSDA) that warned of stopping emergency service from December 21.

The directorate urged the health professionals not to stop providing any kind of health services and directed all the officers of health services to continue providing all healthcare services, including emergency and OPD services in all the government hospitals.

A memorandum issued from the directorate of health services by its additional director, Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang said that considering the prevailing pandemic, the Government of Manipur has issued an order on December 19 that prohibited any form of agitation which disrupts or dislocates the functioning of government health services.

It said that the order will remain in force for a period of six months from the date of issue. Besides, non-compliance of the order will be treated as an offence under the Manipur Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1984, it stated and warned that action will be taken accordingly against defaulting authorities or employees.

It further directed all chief medical officers or medical superintendents to submit a daily report to the director and additional director of health services without fail at 5 pm every day. 

AMHSDA had resolved on December 18 to launch various lines of action from December 21 against non-fulfilment of their demands. 

Some of the demands are to provide non-practising allowance (NPA) as per central government pay norms, Draft Manipur Health Services Rules, immediate cancellation of the extension of Dr K Rajo as director of Health Service for six months.

First Published:Dec. 21, 2020, 7:51 p.m.

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