Chennai, Jan 28( BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu Doctors Association for Social Equality (DASE) has demanded the state government not recruit doctors on a contract basis. The association general secretary, Dr. G.S. Raveendranath in a statement said that the government must withdraw its decision to recruit doctors, nurses, dentists, dental technicians, medical technicians, and others through contract basis.
The general secretary said that recruitment of medical professionals on a contract basis through the District Health Societies should be dropped. He also pointed out that in 2005, doctors were recruited on a contract basis at a consolidated salary of Rs 8000 per month and added that the DASE relentlessly conducted campaign against this.
Dr. Raveendranath stated that in 2006 when the DMK government under M. Karunanidhi assumed office, regularized the services of these doctors following continuous demands on the part of the doctors association.
The DASE general secretary said that the DMK in the past had not made such recruitments and that the present decision to recruit doctors on a contract basis through District Health Societies was against the policy of the DMK government.
He said that doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical lab technicians, and other medical professionals must be recruited through the Medical Services Recruitment Board after conducting examinations. He also said that recruitment should not be done on the basis of the weightage of marks and interviews as this would amount to corruption.