WAYA withhold salaries of doctors absent for four years from work

DIMAPUR, MAY 19 (MExN): With the expiry of the deadline given to PHC appointee doctors in Wakching area to be in their place of posting, the Wakching Area Youth Association (WAYA) on Friday informed that it was compelled to withhold their salaries from May 2017 onwards.


WAYA president Yonglong K Konyak and general secretary Adick Konyak in a press release informed that the association had already submitted a representation against the absence of the doctors in their duties to the principal director of health & family welfare and chief medical officer, Mon along with a deadline which expired on April 1, 2017.


With the department unable to fulfill this demand, the association has questioned as to why these said doctors who were given appointment in 2012 were still allowed to draw their salaries, when there has been a “vacuum of duties for the past 4 years and 5 month.”


The association said the issue has now become a lost cause because the department had failed to provide a positive response on their demand which was for the doctors to simply join their place of posting in Wakching and perform their duties in providing health care.


In this connection, the association has now warned of stern action against those supporting the absentee doctors to withdraw their salaries without the knowledge of the association.