Theni District Branch Committee Selection
Theni district branch organising committe meeting convened on 24-03-2013 in Theni. FPT members from Theni district participated in this meet and unanimously selected and approved these new committee.
For new office bearers visit organisation page.
FPT Met Health Secretary
Dr.Suresh, General Secretary and Dr.Jegaveera Pandian, State Organsisng Secretary, handed over the memorandum about our demands to Dr.J.Radhakrishnan IAS, Secretary to the Govt, Health and Family Welfare Department, on 25-04-2013.
In this meeting we discussed all issues with him for a quite long time and we made our point very precisely on each and every aspects. He assured that our concerns are noted and decisions will be made after consulting physios only. He spoke on a positive note. We expect good decisions soon, if not we will act further. For more info and photo click here
FPT Madurai District oranganising committee
meeting held on 21/04/2013 in Madurai with
the objective of electing new office bearers
for district branch.
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Once again we explained the inaction of government in the formation of Tamilnadu physiotherapy council and briefed our problem in the public forum for early resolution. Thanks to Dinamalar, Aug 19
CPM, CPI, PMK ASSURED TO RAISE OUR ISSUES IN ASSEMMBLY ON HEALTH BUDGET:Over 400 PTs participated in the hunger strike held in Chennai on 15th April. These people shed their a working day for their better future.
N.Varatharajan, CPM National Polit-buero member, Ex.State Secretary, told that CPM will take this in their party agenda and asked the government to appoint PTs at PHC level to help the poorest poor people who are suffering from many disabilities which are hambering their earnings.
Vellmurugan MLA, PMK Chief Whip, gave astounding support and assured to bring a special motion in assembly and raise this on health budget with other issues. And he told us to protest and fight strongly.
Mahendran, CPI, State Deputy secretary, came in person, honoured our efforts and street protest and assured that CPI will stand with us. On behalf of CPI, he told that CPI will raise this issue on health budget. He assured that CPI will stand with us in forthcoming strong agitation. Mr.Ellumalai, CPI South Chennai District Secretary, also roped in his support for our cause.
Mr.Palanivel, Deputy General Sercetary, CITU, stood in front of us a live testimony of physiotherapy and told that CITU will fight with us for our cause.
Boobathi physio clinic,
To condemn he attitude of government, MCI and IMA, we planned to hold condemnation hunger strikes in different parts of Tamilnadu. As planned, four hunger strikes held in Salem on March 07, Coimbatore on March 14, Madurai on March 21 and Vellore on March 28. There were the overwhelming response among therapists and they made that successful. we will bear the fruit for our suffering in future.
FPT President and office bearers met Mr.Napolean, Union Minister for State, Social Justice and Empowerment on 4 Dec 2009 in Madurai. We explained him about the need and opportunities for physiotherapists in the social justice department.
To bring our problems to the knowledge of Chief Minister, FPT conducted telegram campaigns on two various dates. First movement was on Oct 2008 and the second one on 6th Jan 2010.
With astonishing courage and boldness, FPT staged an unwarranted agitation amid large presence of police in Directorate of Medical Education on 23rd Sep 2009 to stop Diploma in rehabilitation therapy offered by government. At the end, Director announced that the course put on hold, afterwards we withdrew dharna.
The government joined along with other bandwagon by offering Diploma in rehabilitation therapy through government hospitals by citing the need of physiotherapists at the peripheral level. This was a serious concern because that the remaining opportunity for us will be shutdown by this malicious act. So FPT strongly decided without any second opinion to stop that course immediately at any cost.
Around 200 therapists participated with extraordinary courage and ready to face any eventualities in the movement which could have lead to police custody.
FPT hats off to those people who responded to the call of FPT and risked their life for our profession. We promise that FPT will stand till its end for the sake of this kind of people.
From 2006 FPT has been working relentlessly towards the welfare of physiotherapists. Till now we have met several govt officials and political leaders including Ministers, MLAs and MPs across the party lines. We have brought our problems to their knowledge to raise that on appropriate forum.
Forever the first official statement in public about the creation of physiotherapy posts in government was given by Mr.Subburaj, Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, in Madurai on Nov 2006. This was one of the successful thing in our diplomatic efforts.
Note: Activities listed here are indicative, not all activities are covered. For full details get through the phone +91-9345236050, 984355818
In the pages of our profession, FPT has managed to stage state level hunger strikes to get the concern and to tell the government how our sufferings are.
Chennai Hunger Strike:
On 6th January 2008, FPT successfully gathered physiotherapists from all over Tamilnadu in Chennai to stage one day hunger strike for all our demands.
Our main demands on that occasion were to enact the council announcement into reality and for the PHC level postings.
Salem Hunger Strike:
As a perception that no one was there to take care of physiotherapy, the Periyar University, Salem conducted Diploma in Physiotherapy through distance mode. This was first a state university offers our course without any parameters. To stop immediately, FPT conducted a hunger strike in Salem on 17th Sep 2007 and condemned this type of attitude among Govt institutions.
Finally the university dropped that decision and withdrew diploma course.
Tirchy Hunger Strike:
In the wake of spearheading diploma and certificate courses offered by various agencies in Tamilnadu, FPT staged a protest in the form of hunger strike in Trichy in 10th July 2007.
As a response, Secretary, Department of Health and Family welfare, announced that a committee will be formed
under the Directorate of Medical Education
to check diploma courses and the DME gave
a notification in the newspapers about the
recognition of medical courses in Tamilnadu.
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Madurai Hunger Strike:
The first and foremost hunger strike held in Madurai on 13th January 2007. The main stake of this incident was to ask the government for i) state level council to regulate physiotherapy, ii) appointment of physiotherapists up to Primary Health Centers.
The concept of getting state level council is impossible had been spread by some among us. But FPT was clear in our action plan and worked accordingly. As a result of our effort Honorable Mr KKSSR Ramachandran, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamilnadu, announced in the state legislature in march 2007 that the state physiotherapy council will be formed.
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FPT's South Zonal Meet
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