JAMMU, July 19: Jammu & Kashmir Medical Employee Federation (JKMEF) had demanded the Government to regularize all the employees engaged in Government Medical Colleges Jammu and Srinagar under SRO 384 and SRO 409.
Addressing a press conference here today, Sushil Sudan, JKMEF president, said that these employees have been working tirelessly for the betterment of patient care across the State and form the backbone of the two prestigious institutions of the State delivering state of the art health care to the people of the State.
Sudan said that around 1000 paramedical employees including staff nurses, female/ male multipurpose health workers, Anesthesia technician/ assistant, operation theatre technicians and assistants, medical lab technician and assistant, X-Ray/CT/MRI technicians, medical assistants, pharmacists, ECG technician, Dialysis technicians and Dental technicians, who are working on academic arrangement under provisions of SRO 384/409 at GMC Jammu/Srinagar and their Associated hospitals since last 10 years and form the fore manpower of the two institutions.
He said that these employees have been recruited under proper job advertisements and selection procedure through principals of two Government Medical Colleges and Dental College Jammu from time to time. “The Federation many times approached the concerned higher authorities regarding their genuine demands but nothing positive came out,” he added.
The JKMEF president, while reiterating the demands like regularization of all temporary employees like academic arrangement SRO 384/409 HDF/SDF/adhoc employees, risk allowance and release of their pending salaries and release of 2 ½ days salary in favour of paramedical staff who perform duties on Sunday and Gazetted holidays as per roster, said that notice has been issued for hunger strike on 22nd & 23rd of July during office hours in both GMC Jammu and Srinagar.