The Telangana Teaching Government Doctors’ Association in Hyderabad is demanding transfers, payment of PRC arrears, and the resolution of problems in peripheral colleges. If the government does not address these demands, the association has threatened to hold a ‘Chalo Hyderabad’ rally. The association recently held a meeting at IMA Hall, Koti, which was attended by teaching doctors from assistant professors to additional DM-level officers from all 25 medical colleges in the state.
During the meeting, the members discussed the problems they face, and expressed their dissatisfaction with the current system, which they feel puts more pressure on doctors instead of solving their problems. The association leaders emphasized that the government should respond quickly to their demands on transfers, PRC arrears, and problems in peripheral colleges. If the government fails to do so, they will plan a special action program to address these issues while maintaining unity.
Dr. Anwar, the president of the association, stated that in the monthly review meetings, not only should targets be discussed, but also the problems faced by doctors. He reminded the government that Telangana has excellent health statistics in the country, which is a result of the collective efforts of all doctors. However, despite assurances from Health Minister T Harish Rao last year, many issues still remain unsolved.
After the all-member meeting, it was decided that if the government does not respond within a week, a ‘Chalo Hyderabad’ rally will be organized with over 5,000 doctors participating. The meeting was attended by various association members and more than 200 members in total.