Vijayawada: 50 percent reservation has been asked for in PG courses by the South Indian State Government Doctors Association (SISGDA) from both by State and central governments in institutions all across the country under state quotas, for government doctors. This demand was raised at a meeting held in Vijayawada.
The meeting was attended by both association members and doctors from other south Indian states. The doctors at the meeting decided to wear black badges in protest on January 25 and also boycott work on January 31 to press for their demands in healthcare facilities all over the southern zone of the country.
Addressing the gathering, Dr D Jayadheer, coordinator of AP(SISGDA), told The New Indian Express, “Majority of the people depend on government hospitals and the majority of the MBBS doctors are serving in Primary Health Care centres and other government institutions. Earlier before the NEET national pool, we used to get 30 percent of in-service quota, but now we would get only 15 percent. This affects the system, as no other MBBS doctor would come for govt service,” reports TNIE