National Health Mission staff go on strike and demand benefits from 7th Wage Commission : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Ambala, June 27

Employees working under the National Health Mission today began a three-day strike in support of their outstanding demands, including benefits from the Seventh Pay Commission.

Health services must not be affected

We have already taken steps to ensure that health services are not affected. Regular staff and doctors were assigned tasks. About 40 paramedics were also hired for the strike. Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Civil Surgeon

Employees held a dharna today at the civil surgeon’s office in Ambala town. Tarandeep, District Chairman of the NHM Employees Association, said: “NHM employees are the backbone of the Department of Health, but the government has ignored them. In the absence of NHM employees, health services including ambulance service, vaccination program, drug distribution, delivery section, birth and death registration, and several other services will suffer and the government is responsible for the situation. In the public interest, we have decided to keep some ambulances in emergency service despite the fact that they remain on strike.

The employees said the claim for Seventh Pay Commission benefits was pending. Recently, they learned that a case had been moved to fix employee compensation. The benefits of DA, medical and other allowances will be taken away from employees, which is unacceptable.

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