BANGALORE: More than 900 allopathy doctors have resigned, Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader told that the government had a contingency plan ready to provide health services in government hospitals with the help of Ayush doctors.
Of the 2,353 Primary Health Centres in the state, there are no doctors in about 300 PHCs. Here, the Ayush doctors, nurses and pharmacists will manage the situation. “We will also utilise the services of PG doctors and MBBS interns. They will be deputed to various PHCs all over the state,” Khader said.
Elaborating on the measures, he said 700 doctors from Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Kariyakram and doctors from Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Department would be deputed and 108 ambulance service would be briefed to take up emergency cases.
Addressing the protesters, Dr H Raveendra, president, KGMOA, said, “If the government accepts our resignations, we will set up co-operative hospitals in our respective taluks and render our services there. Our intention is not to cause inconvenience to the patients.” [Source]