HYDERABAD: President of the Andhra Pradesh State AYUSH Doctors’ Welfare Association Panuganti Johnson undertook a 12-hour hunger-strike on Friday demanding immediate filling of the 294 vacant posts. He sat on fast at Indira Park. Dr. Johnson said the Government had sanctioned a budget of Rs. 4.39 lakh per annum for the posts, which were yet to be filled.
He lamented that though AYUSH doctors were ready to serve in the rural areas, the Government did not bother to recruit them.
It was giving priority to allopathic doctors, who were reluctant to work in the rural areas.
Students of homeopathy, ayurveda and unani took part in the fast.