Doctors seeks Policy on appointment

ITANAGAR, Sep 22: While claiming that after the trifurcation of health department and with the upcoming medical college, the work load of the department has increased manifolds, the specialist sub-cadre doctors serving under the Aruna-chal Pradesh health services has called upon the government to appoint one person for each directorate so as to decrease the work load.
The health department is in today’s date divided into Directorate of Health Services (DHS), Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DME) and Directorate of Family Welfare (DFW).
A group of 17 specialist sub-cadre doctors of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences in a representation submitted to the chief minister on Friday said that the statement given by Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association (APDA) and published in various local dailies on September 18 and 19 last of the state is biased and tilted only towards General Duty Medical Officers (GDMO) sub-cadre.
The doctors of specialist groups were not taken into consideration while giving representation to the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary, the doctors said.
The specialist group further opposed to any kind of democratic movement as threatened by APDA and stated that it would not be a part of any such movement.
We do not want the poor and sick people to suffer due to misunderstandings arising amongst the sub-cadres. The present appointments have been approved by the government, on the basis of seniority and eligibility. Before amending the APHS Rules 2000, the APDA should also look into the genuine demands of specialist sub-cadre as well because they too are one of the main stakeholders, stated specialist doctors.