Govt doctors in Kerala to go on strike; refrain from extra duty from Thursday


The doctors demanded to solve shortage of health workers and restore the 7 day observation leave after continuous COVID-19 duty among others.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Government doctors in Kerala are set to go on strike. Kerala Govt Medical Officers Association (KGMO) said doctors would refrain from extra duty from Thursday.

The doctors demanded to solve shortage of health workers and restore the 7 day observation leave after continuous COVID-19 duty among others.



KGMOA said that the strike will not affect the coronavirus prevention activities. The doctors are going on strike citing the delay in implementing the demands they had put forward during the beginning of coronavirus prevention activities.

The other demands include immediate disbursal of salary which was cut by the government, restore leave surrender and removal of health workers from salary cut in the future etc.

The doctors will refrain from training and webinar sessions organised by the government and meeting during duty time. Moreover, the doctors will leave the government’s official WhatsApp groups.

KGMO stated that such actions will not affect coronavirus prevention activities.

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