Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Continuing their protest against the government, contractual health staff burnt their ‘Corona Warrior’ certificates which they received for their commendable work during the spread of Covid-19.
The strike of contractual employees reached its sixth day on Monday as they continued to protest against the government to press for their demands.
Former minister Jitu Patwari too reached the CMHO office campus to meet the agitating staff and extended his support.
Patwari also called health minister Prabhuram Choudhary from the demonstration venue and talked to him with the mobile speaker turned on to know what steps are being taken for meeting contractual health staff's demands.
Meanwhile, health services in various government hospitals associated with the district health department were hit and work of immunization, data entry, and others was affected.
President of the Contractual Employees Association Neetu Kelde said that their demands include an increment in the salary equal to 90 per cent of the regular employees, recruitment of contractual employees on vacant posts, and their regularisation. “We are protesting for the last many days but the government is not paying heed to our demands. We supported the government and worked during the Covid-19 crisis but the government refused to fulfil its promises which they made during the emergency,” Kelde said.
Due to the strike, the work of medicine distribution, dialysis, and the receipt counter was affected in the hospitals, especially at Hukumchand Polyclinic, District Hospital, and PC Sethi Hospital
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