What a paradox!! Firstly the doctors were employed on contract basis at meagre salary, only for Covid. At a time when other employees of government getting salaries while sitting at home while doing nothing, these contractual doctors were drowned in pool of Covid patients, risking their lives.
Cruel heights of insensitivity and as an epitome of poor governance, salaries of these 900 doctors were subjected to massive deductions. They had no choice, but to resign.
Ironically, on one hand every one appears to rue about non-availability of doctors, but on other hand they are given a shabby treatment. For example everyone wants to employ doctors on contractual basis and hence paying them poorly and clearly with an intention to “ use and throw policy”.
Salary cut, 900 Kerala Covid doctors resign
THIRUVANATHAPURAM: Nearly 870 doctors appointed to Covid first-line treatment centres (FLTCs) across Kerala have tendered their resignation over deductions in their salary. They were among the 1,080 MBBS graduates who passed out of government medical colleges this year and appointed on Covid duty on a temporary basis. While they were promised Rs 42,000 a month, what each finally gets is Rs 27,000. “From the amount, Rs 8,400 was deducted in the name of the government’s salary challenge, apart from TDS and professional tax. Now, we are getting only Rs 27,000,” said , state president of Kerala junior doctors association 2020-21. The association has fired letters to the chief minister and health minister seeking their urgent intervention.