Rift between Telangana and Seemandhra doctors widens

The way the Telangana government doctors have treated their Seemandhra counterparts, who have gone to Hyderabad on promotion, has not augured well with the latter.

A doctor who went on promotion as hospital superintendent was lifted out of his chair and sent out by the Telangana government doctors.

“The T doctors have virtually taken over the Directorate of Medical Education (DME),” Andhra Pradesh Government Doctors’ Association leader Pavan Kumar told The Hindu.

Promotions blocked

The promotions of all government doctors from the Seemandhra region are being blocked.

“It is not that government doctors of the Seemandhra region are totally helpless. The Dr. NTR University of Health Science is a weapon that can be used to stop the onslaught of the T-Doctors,” he said.

The process of conducting examinations in all medical colleges of Telangana can be brought to a grinding halt.

Even if the examinations are conducted, there is no way the results are going to be released if the Seemandhra doctors put their minds to it, he added.

Government doctors from the 13 districts of the Seemandhra region would lay a siege to the Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences here on Monday (September 30).

Over 1,000 doctors from different districts would participate in the agitation programme, “just a token display of their power,” Mr. Pavan said.

The enmity between doctors of Seemandhra and Telangana is, of course, strong and deep.

The T-Doctors were the first to break away and form the Telangana Government Doctors’ Association.

This association bifurcated even before the NGO associations separated.

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