Jammu: Since 2008, 5500 dental surgeons of the state have been mobilized against the government due to non-availability of government advertisements for government jobs for dental surgeons in Jammu and Kashmir. Now these unemployed doctors have requested the state governor Manoj Sinha.
If sources are to be believed, the posts of dental surgeons in Jammu and Kashmir were advertised by the government in 2008, since which no dental surgeon has been officially appointed till now. At present, there are more than 5000 dental surgeon registers in Jammu. President of Jammu and Kashmir Dental Surgeon Association, Dr. Asif Iqbal Choudhary said that at present there are about 5500 dental surgeons unemployed in Jammu and Kashmir and about 300 new graduates are getting deposited in it every year.
He said that there are about 350 to 400 such dental surgeons in the state who are now over age and they have never applied for government posts till now. He said that in search of bright future in dental surgery, hundreds of students from Jammu and Kashmir spend degrees by spending lakhs of rupees, but due to the government's indifference, they cannot get jobs.
Government created dental hospital but doctor not government job
Targeting the government, Dr. Chaudhary said that in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is setting up dental hospitals by investing crores of rupees, but not a single doctor has been given a government job to work in these hospitals. For the past several years, people of Jammu and Kashmir have pleaded at different places for their jobs, but they are getting nothing but assurance.
According to Dr. Chaudhary, lakhs of rupees are being spent to start a private clinic and the government is not helping in this also. Annoyed by the government's attitude in 2014, these dental surgeons had a hunger strike of around 3 months, but they still got nothing but assurance. Now these dental surgeons have requested help from Manoj Sinha, the new Lieutenant Governor of the state.
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