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Suranand to hear out RDS grievances

Ministry warns doctors over PM's house protest

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Prime Minister's secretary-general Suranand Vejjajiva will hold a discussion with representatives of the Rural Doctors Society (RDS) Thursday, a week before the group's planned mass rally in front of the premier's house. 

FLASHBACK: About 500 members of the Rural Doctors Society and partner organisations gathered at the Public Health Ministry on April 24 to demand the resignation of Public Health Minister Pradit Sinthawanarong over his decision to replace part of their hardship allowance with the controversial pay-for-performance (P4P) scheme. (File photo by Surapol Promsaka na Sakoknakorn)

Society president Kriangsak Watcharanukulkiat said Mr Suranand called a lunch meeting to allow the group to relay their concerns to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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