Goa Dentists Stage Protest At Nadda Function (Ld)

Panaji, Nov 25, : Private dentists in Goa Staged a protest wearing arm-bands of black late on Wednesday at a party chaired J.P.Nadda over a recent increase in bio-medical waste disposal fees.
After staging the protest at a city hotel, Dr.Anil Da Silva, a member Indian Dental Association, Goa, spoke to reporters and said that the recent hike in prices was “unjustified” so the protest was meant to bring it to the attention of the government.

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“Injustice has been done our fraternity in regards to the hike in bio-medical waste disposal fees along with other issues.He said that dentists were placed in an unlogical category that considers that we produce far less bio-medical waste than what we actually do.

D’Silva stated that dentists were previously treated as well as general practitioners when it came to bio-medical waste collection.

“The contract was awarded to Biotech Waste from Delhi, a new service provider.We were randomly assigned in a higher category.

He stated that the change in category led to a substantial increase in our applicable fees.We now have to pay what is equivalent of a 10-bed hospital.

“The average cost of biomedical refuse collection in other states is Rs 600 per mois.” He added that Goa costs Rs 1,800 plus taxes.

The dentists’ protest came at a moment when Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister, and top state BJP functionaries as well as government ministers, including Vishwajit Rane, was present at the function.Nadda was due to interact with state medical professionals during the function.

The Chief Minister’s Office issued a statement late Wednesday night in response to the protest.It stated: “With regard to today’s incident at the Doctors Interaction Hotel Fidalgo,” and that the CM had promised to positively resolve the grievances.Unfortunately, for unknown reasons, the protest started after the assurance was given.”

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