OMSA Doctors Boycott OPDs

KENDRAPADA: The doctors under the banner of Odisha Medical Service Association (OMSA) on Sunday protested against the indifferent attitude of the state government towards their legitimate demands for implementation of Dynamic Assured Career Progress (DACP) plan.

They did not provide healthcare services to outdoor patients in all the government hospitals in the state. However, they attended the emergency duties.

They demanded implementation of DACP plan that had been formulated in Odisha in 2010 for providing better career prospects to government doctors and to take steps for regularising the ad-hoc doctors.

It had the provisions also to reconstitute the OMSA doctors cadre, not to increase the retirement age of doctors, and a decide the duty hour of the doctor, informed Kishore Chandra Mishra, the General Secretary of OMSA.

Mishra said the OMSA had requested all the OMS cadre doctors to boycott OPDs during the Sundays of July month.

If the state government fail to fulfil the demands, particularly the demand of DACP for OMS cadre doctor, then the doctors will hold a protest rally in Bhubaneswar on August 1.