Bathinda nursing staff go on 2-day mass leave

Bathinda nursing staff go on 2-day mass leave

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, September 7

On a call of the Joint Action Committee Punjab and UT, the Bathinda unit of nursing staff took two-day mass leave and started a district-level protest in front of the Civil Surgeon’s Office here on Tuesday.

Bathinda Nursing Association president Swaran Kaur said: “We repeatedly tried to resolve our issues with the government through personal correspondence but the government did not respond to the organisation so far.”

She said their main demands included restoration of deducted allowances and pay parity. “We worked round the clock during Covid and served people at the risk of our own lives, but no honorarium was given in lieu of this,” she said.

Speaking on the occasion, another association member said there is a shortage of staff in the nursing cadre due to which the employees are under constant pressure.

Paramedical Coordinating Committee district president Gagandeep Singh, Multipurpose Health Employees Association general secretary Jaswinder Sharma and others also addressed the staff.

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