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NIDA keep doctors strike call on hold

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Dimapur, April 11: Giving relief to thousands of patients needing treatment in Government hospitals, the Nagaland In-Service Association (NIDA) has decided to keep the proposed 3-day mass casual leave for a period of 7 days with effect from April 12.

The decision, taken on Sunday, comes in the wake of the written appeal by the State Chief Secretary to withdraw the proposed agitation with an assurance to resolve the matter in a fast tracked and amicable manner.
NIDA is demanded enhancement of superannuation age of all medical doctors from the existing 60 years to 65 years in line with others states in the country. It had announced 3-day mass casual leave from April 12 to 14, followed by indefinite cessation of routine works except emergency services across the State from April 15.
Taking due cognizance of the written appeal by the Chief Secretary and his assurance, the NIDA executives and core committee on superannuation in an emergency meeting held on April 11 has decided to keep in abeyance the proposed mass casual leave for a period of 7 days with effect from April 12, informed a press release issued by NIDA president Dr E Phyantsuthung and convener, NIDA core committee on superannuation Dr Thorhusie Katiry.

This decision was arrived at with the full conviction that the Government will show utmost sincerity to bring about a logical conclusion to the issue, it said. (Page News Service)