They also alleged that they have been deprived of basic infrastructure facilities and service benefits unlike their counterparts in other states and threatened to stage protest if government does not fulfil their demands by March 19.A
yurveda and homeopathy have been widely accepted these days as the Centre and most states are promoting the age-old systems of medicine. “But surprisingly state government is neglecting these systems,” said president of All Odisha Government Homeopathy Service Association Radhanath Praharaj.
The doctors have demanded class-1 officer status for all ayurvedic and homeopathic doctors working in the state, cadre restructuring, special incentives for doctors working in interior areas, formation of a separate AYUSH department and regularization of jobs of contractual doctors.Besides, they have urged the state government to improve infrastructure in ayurvedic and homeopathy dispensaries and hospitals.
They alleged that despite having equivalent qualification and same volume of course like in the case of allopathic doctors they have been getting very less salary and incentives from the state government.