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Opposition slams Goa govt over withdrawal of accommodation to doctors on covid duty

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Panaji: The Opposition parties have slammed Goa Administration over its order withdrawing government paid accommodation to the doctors deputed in state run COVID-19 hospitals.

Goa Association of Resident Doctors (GARD) on Saturday had threatened to withdraw services of their members from various COVID-19 treatment facilities after State Administration asked them to vacate the accommodations provided to them near the place of their work.

Independent MLA Rohan  Khaunte blamed Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for failing to stand by the covid warriors and claimed that the bureaucracy was running the affair of the state.

Khaunte tweeted “absolute failure of clueless @GoaCM who’s failed to stand by our Covid Warriors. Bureaucracy is running the show and harassing Doctors to evict accommodation provided by the Govt.”

“Is this how a CM and Govt thanks the state’s covid Warriors?,” he questioned in another tweet.

Goa Forward Party’s Vice President Durgadas Kamat in a tweet has said “the junior resident doctors are working deligently and are available on call 24X7 throughout during #covidpandemic. Despite irregular salaries they are doing their duties to serve the people of Goa. Providing them with accommodation is the least thing @Govtof Goa can offer to them.”

“Is this the way to treat #CovidWarriors Mr @DrPramodPSawant? It looks like you have completely lost it. There is no point in telling you! @Visrane kindly look into this,” he added.

The resident doctors had threatened to strike on Saturday after which State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane had intervene assuring them to provide the solution. Rane had told reporters that he had spoken to Chief Minister over the issue.

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