Encourage health officials by rewards and allowances says DAK
By: Shayib Bhat VOV
While hailing the efforts of doctors, paramedical staff and other employees of the health department for doing a relentless and bold job especially in the pandemic, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) in a statement has asked the government to encourage them by giving risk allowances etc.
President DAK Dr Suhail Naik said, they deserve risk allowances two and a half-day salary for the employees of the health department in lieu of attending night duties, on-call duties and duties on gazetted holidays across J&K.
He said that doctors and other health care workers are working day night tirelessly to sustain uninterrupted services and are managing both pandemic and non-covid patients successfully at the cost of their own life.
Our fraternity has lost many doctors and paramedics while dealing with this devastating pandemic, which has literally collapsed the health sectors across the globe. We all are under constant potential threat to contract many infectious diseases and it is very unfortunate that successive governments have failed to provide much-desired risk allowances to the fraternity.
The front line health workers are working round the clock in order to provide treatment to both Covid and non-covid patients and are also Proactively involved in different measures like mass testing, screening, contact tracing, home management, vaccination to curtail the spread of the disease.
It is, therefore, quite fair and responsibility of the administration to provide risk allowances and two and a half-day salary to health care professional services to raise their morale and dignity during these trying times and to acknowledge their relentless services.
DAK appeals LG to personally intervene in the matter at the earliest so that the morale of fatigued fraternity shall be elevated in these crises.
With inputs from DAK statement