Vijayawada: Government doctors expressed confidence that the state government may keep GO 64 in abeyance or cancel, dealing with delegation of powers pertaining to medical and health services to joint collectors (development) following talks with health minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas and the top brass of health administration.
The representatives of AP Government Doctors Association met the minister for health Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, health principal secretary Anil Kumar Singhal and others on Monday and explained to them as to how the GO 64 would affect the medical and health administration in the state. They said that as they were able to apprise the health minister and top officials in the health departments, they were confident to get a favourable response from the government by either keeping the GO in abeyance or by cancelling it.
They said that reviewing of superintendents of hospitals on daily activities could not be executed by JCs as they were of additional director cadre.
They asked for six months administrative training to DMHOs and civil surgeons. They wanted all reviews to be held within duty timings unless there was a national health emergency. Visit to PHCs and verification of records to be done by JC and above cadre officer only, they said and sought time bound promotions to doctors working in directorate of health and APVVP by appointing a committee. They asked for consideration of giving consolidated pay to doctors appointed in 2020 and also release of arrears of Pay Revision Commission to teaching doctors.