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NHM employees stage protest on 3rd consecutive day

NHM employees stage protest on 3rd consecutive day

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 20: On the third day of their agitation, NHM employees under the banner of All JK NHM Employees Association, held a protest in front of the office of Chief Medical Officer, Jammu to press for their demands.
Besides Jammu, the annoyed employees held protests in all the blocks of Jammu division against the delaying tactics of the higher authority of the Health Department in conceding the demands of the NHM employees.
At Jammu, scores of NHM employees led by Association president, Rohit Seth assembled in front of CMO office and raised slogans in support of their demands which included regularization of all the NHM employees who have completed 5 years and equal salary to rest of the staff at par with permanent employees, maternity leave with pay, medical leave with pay and social security benefits and fixed salary to all ASHA workers.
While addressing the protesting employees, Rohit Seth, president of the association for Jammu Province, said that they submitted many charter of demands/representations to Minister for Health and Medical Department but he didn’t respond so far.
Stating that the association wants solution of their demands through negotiation and in peaceful manner, he urged upon the State Government to adopt the humanitarian attitude towards low paid employees who are depending on meager wage and have passing through many hardships.
Seth finally urged upon the Health Department to redress the grievances of employees with positive attitude, otherwise association would have to intensify their agitation.
Prominent leaders who addressed the protests in their blocks were Parvinder Kour, Surinder, Jasmail, Dr Sumit, Nirmal Kumari, Sourav, Dr Sushma Kumari and Dr Ashok.

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