Doctors demand Centre to up spending on healthcare

ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The All India Federation of Government Doctors Association (AIFGDA) demanded the central government to up the spending on healthcare by five percent of the GDP to develop better health infrastructure and hire more trained human resources.
In its two-day executive body meeting, which concluded in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, the AIFGDA stressed the need for overhauling the present health policies both at national as well as states.
The meeting, attended by representatives from 22 states discussed on various issues related to health reforms, and adopted resolutions for pay parity for same degree and same nature of works across the country, provision of weightage system in NEET PG examinations, Constitution of Indian Medical Services after thorough discussion with the AIFGDA members and early redressal of anomaly with regards to NPA in 7th CPC.