3,000 doctors appointed on temporary basis are yet to be regularised

More than 3,000 doctors appointed by the State government on a temporary basis are waiting for regularisation of their service for the last three years.

The reason — the government has not conducted the special Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) examination to regularise their service.

“Doctors appointed to government hospitals across the State have been working on a temporary basis for the last three years. Only after completing two years of regular service, the doctors can go for post-graduate studies under government quota. The government should conduct the exam as soon as possible,” G.R. Ravindranath, State general secretary of Doctors’ Association for Social Equality (DASE) said.

He pointed out that an announcement was made earlier, scheduling the exam for April 21. But its cancellation has raised concerns among the doctors.

He said the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Recruitment Board was planning to conduct a test for appointing doctors on a temporary basis. “This was not necessary and the doctors should be appointed through the employment exchange,” he added.

DASE would stage a protest on April 28 to highlight their demands, he said.

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