JP Nadda addresses medical professionals in Goa, Dentists stage a walkout

A group of private dentists in Goa wore black armbands during an interaction with J P Nadda to register their protest against the recent hike in biomedical waste handling charges by the state government.
JP Nadda addresses medical professionals in Goa, Dentists stage a walkout
BJP national president JP Nadda addressing medical professionals in Goa Gomantak Times

BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday, November 24, addressed medical professionals on the first day of his two-day visit to Goa, where elections are due in the next few months.

This event was organised by the BJP's Goa medical cell in Panaji.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, state BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade, Goa BJP medical cell in-charge Dr Shekhar Salkar were present for the event.

During the event, a group of private dentists wore black armbands during an interaction with J P Nadda to register their protest against the recent hike in biomedical waste handling charges by the state government.

JP Nadda addressing the gathering
JP Nadda addressing the gathering Gomantak Times

The group of dentists, which protested, was affiliated with the Indian Dental Association (IDA).

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who was also present there, later said the protesting dentists, who "created a scene" before the BJP president, were "politically motivated".

Eyewitnesses said the doctors, during the question-answer session with Nadda, objected to the increase in the biomedical waste handling charges by the Goa government.

Talking to reporters over the protest, CM Sawant said the dentists had met him in the past and their demand was under consideration.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant speaking at the event.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant speaking at the event.Gomantak Times

"There was no need to protest during such a function as it is a state subject and I had answered properly to their questions," he said.

Meanwhile, Nadda is scheduled to address public meetings at Sattari and Bicholim on Thursday.

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