New Delhi, Oct 14: Barely 22% of doctors, catering to Parliamentarians, belong to the reserved category, including only two in the super-speciality field.
According to a reply to a Right To Information (RTI) application by the Central Government Health Services, as many as 49 doctors had been posted in VIP areas, including Parliament House, Parliament Annexe, Constitution House, North and South Avenue and V P House.
"This is shocking that these politicians, who have been demanding reservation in super-speciality stream of medical education, have never stressed on this at their homes," Dev Ashish Bhattacharya, the RTI activist, who had moved the application, said.
He clarified his application was not against any caste or tribe but was only to show the difference between what the politicians preach and what they practise.
According to the reply, 49 doctors had been posted in VIP areas catering to the MPs and ministers out of which nine were from Schedule Caste (ST) and one each from Schedule Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC).
As many as 15 doctors of the 49 were those who had completed their Masters in Doctorate (MD) or Masters in Surgery (MS) and the number in reserved category was only two.
The RTI application had also sought the names of panel of doctors in CGHS for President and Prime Minister of the country to which the reply was that "no panel" was attached to the VVIP from the Central Government Health Services.
Bhattacharya had moved an RTI application earlier in which he had sought number of reserved and general categories staff attached with the union ministers which included private secretaries, additional private secretaries, assistant private secretaries and first personal assistants.
Out of 55 private secretaries attached with various ministers, 49 belonged to the general category, four were SC and two were from ST category.
There was only one additional private secretary from general category, while three were from ST. Out of the 77 assistant private secretaries, 68 belonged to general category, seven were from SC and one each from ST and OBC.
There were only eight persons employed as first personal assistants and all of them were from the OBC.