AMSA Withdraws Agitation, OPD Services To Resume Temporarily

The Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) has withdrawn its ongoing agitation against the state government by boycotting Out Patient Department (OPD) services temporarily till November 14.

In an official statement, AMSA stated, “ln consideration of the assurance by the Honourable Chief Minister and the Hon’ble Health Minister, Govt of Assam for solving the issues of AMSA within stipulated time and the letter From Sri Anurag Goel. IAS, Principal Secretary. Health and FW, Assam bearing No.HLA.7671202″1 23 Dated 2nd November 2021 and verbal commitment of daily updates of the progress of work done, today’s meeting unanimously resolves to withdraw the ongoing agitation temporarily till 14th November 2021 as a mark of good will gesture to the Govt,”

It also stated that if the issues are not resolved, the medical body will “take more vigorous steps of agitation” post November 14.

“However, if the Govt fails to solve the issues of AMSA as assured AMSA will have no option other than to take more vigorous steps of agitation after 14th November 2021, subjected to approval by the forthcoming General Body Meeting,” it said.

The agitation started in October 19 and decided to continue until the government meet their demands.

“If the government don’t meet our demands then we will take even more dangerous steps. We also had a meeting with health minister and although he assured us to fulfil our demands, it has not yet been fulfilled,” said Kanak Chandra Talukdar, General Secretary of AMSA.

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