Indore: In support of their five-point demands, the paramedical staff and technicians of Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital and other associated hospitals observed strike for three hours in the hospital under banner of Sanyukt Morcha Health Employees Association, MP, on Tuesday.
The association threatened the local administration and government to go on indefinite strike by July 23 if their demands are not met. The strike in MY Hospital, Cancer Hospital, Chacha Nehru Hospital and Kalyanmal Hospital caused inconvenience to patients and specially those who reached hospital for diagnoses.
However, MY Superintendent Dr VS Pal denied reports that the strike had hit medical services. “No troubles caused to patients as some of the staff was working and we had alerted nursing staff,” Dr Bhatnagar remarked. He said the decision on demand of technicians and other staff would be taken by government and department. They have also alerted the staff over strike call.
Meanwhile, the striking staff staged a demonstration at the main entrance of MY Hospital and raised slogans against government while taking out a rally from MY Hospital to MGM Medical College. “We don’t have any option but to go on strike as the government representatives gave us assurance to address our demands,” Association’s district president Sohanlal Sharma said.
Their five-point demands include seventh pay commission benefits, time bound increment, benefit of National Pension Scheme and benefits of government schemes which are applicable on government employees.