NIDA to continue with protest
Dimapur, March 19 (EMN): The Nagaland In-Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) has resolved to continue wearing black arm-bands to express resentment against non-implementation of the Prime Minister’s package announced on May 26, 2016, at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh to enhance superannuation age of medical doctors in the country.
The resolution to this effect was taken during an emergency meeting of its core committee members with the executive body held on March 19. It was decided that its members would continue to wear black arm-bands as initiated on January 21, 2021, to register its resentment towards the state government for non-implementation of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s package as announced on May 26, 2016, at Saharanpur to enhance superannuation age of medical doctors in the country following which most of the states in the country have already implemented, an update from NIDA president Dr. E Phyantsuthung stated.
In view of the positive assurance received from the state minister of Health and Family Welfare, the association has decided not escalated its agitation. It added that a representation pertaining to the ongoing issue has also been submitted to the state chief minister.
NIDA further resolved that further course of action would depend on the response of the state government.