Members of the Federation of Government Doctors Association (FOGDA) staged a token protest at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) here on Wednesday demanding pay hike.
The FOGDA — an umbrella body of the Service Doctors and Post Graduates Association (SDPGA), the Democratic Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (DTNGDA) and the Government All Doctors Association (GADA) — flayed the Tamil Nadu government for not implementing the Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) which would increase the salaries of government doctors.
“Appointment of doctors in medical college hospitals in Tamil Nadu should be based on the number of patients instead of Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines. While there is need to increase the strength of government doctors, decreasing the existing strength citing MCI guidelines will overburden us,” said Dr T M Prabhu, executive committee member, SDPGA Trichy. The protesting doctors also demanded restoration of 50% reservation for the government doctors in postgraduate medical seats.