Bengaluru, 15 September 2020:
Hon’ble Minister for Medical Education Dr K. Sudhakar requested the doctors to withdraw the agitation as the government has conceded to their demand of salary hike despite the grim economic conditions.
Speaking to media persons after attending a meeting with office-bearers of the Karnataka Government Medical Officers’ Association on Tuesday, the Minister informed that was a fruitful talk, and the government has decided to give in to the demand to uplift the hardworking doctors. The doctors have been working hard day in and out, and in this light, the Chief Minister has given a nod to all the proposals by the Health Department in the past six months and this too will be fulfilled. The demand will be addressed and the Finance department has been briefed in this regard, he added.
The revision in the salaries will be made based on six-year, 13-year, and 20-year promotions for the doctors and details on the same will be obtained from the medical officers, he added. Even though this is a burden for the government to bear, it will be addressed on priority, the Minister said.
Health Minister Sriramulu, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan, and office bearers of the Karnataka Government Medical Officers’ Association were present.
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