Government warns doctors of stern action if they fail to turn up for work
news Monday, November 03, 2014 - 05:30
The news Minute | October 28, 2014 | 10.12 am IST The Karnataka government on Tuesday warned protesting doctors of stern action if they failed to turn up for work. Doctors working in hospitals run by the Health and Family Welfare Department resigned en masse, after the talks with the department of health failed to come to any conclusion on Monday.The resignations were announced by the doctors as neither the government nor the protesting doctors were willing to back down from their positions.Â The doctors have said that they would work for a month serving out their notice period, and then start clinics near primary health centres (PHCs) providing services similar to those by the government. Health Minister U T Khader has said that the government has made alternative arrangements to â€śkeep the show goingâ€ť until the health ministry and government doctors come to an agreement on the stand off.Doctors have been demanding that vacancies be filled, higher pay, and better facilities. The government has however, been unwilling to agree to their demands.