House surgeons threaten cease work stir from Monday

 
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Cuttack, Feb 18 (PTI) More than 300 house surgeonsworking in the three government medical teaching hospitalsof Orissa served an ultimatum to the government todaythreatening to launch indefinite cease work if their monthlystipend is not hiked by Monday.

�We will boycott all hospital duties from Monday ifour monthly stipend is not hiked from the present Rs 8640 toat least Rs 15,000 retrospectively at par with house surgeonselsewhere in the country,� the house surgeon associations ofthe medical colleges said.

SCB medical college house surgeon association presidentSnehanshu Dey said the associations in Cuttack Berhampur andBurla had submitted memoranda to their respective hospitalsuperintendents in November last year demanding hike in theirstipend. Since the government did not pay attention to theirdemands, they were forced to resort to the agitation.

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