The Joint Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine says a major crisis is brewing within the state service after the decision to increase the retirement age of only a selected number of professions in the health sector to 63 years.
They say within the health service itself; the nursing and medical service staff are facing issues.
The Council states that granting service extensions to specialist medical service professionals without assessing the service requirement, will lead to some individuals having to wait for lengthy periods of time to receive promotions and new appointments.
The President of the Council Ravi Kumudesh said such issues will be a major obstacle for the progress of the health service.
He said a circular was issued two months ago without consulting other stakeholders.
Ravi Kumudesh said several issues in recruitment and promotion protocol have occurred while the efficiency of the service has also been impacted.
He said they requested the President, the subject minister and the Secretary to refrain from creating unnecessary issues in the health service.