NHM employees observe strike

NHM employees observe strike

NHM employees protest outside the Civil Surgeon’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 4

National Health Mission (NHM) employees today protested outside the Civil Surgeon’s office regarding their long-pending demand for regularisation of their services. The employees are on strike and boycotting their Covid-related duties as well. The employees across the state are protesting in favour of their long-pending demand for regularisation of their services.

Kiranjit Kaur, president of the National Health Mission, said for the past many years, the NHM employees were working under anti-employees policies of the government. As many as 9,000 employees from across the state were observing strike.

“It has been 20-25 years that the employees are working on meagre salaries on a contractual basis and many of them will retire soon. Be it any health programme or during the pandemic, the NHM employees are working hand in hand with the government and extending every help to people but when it comes to our demand, the government turns a deaf ear towards the same,” she said.

“As many as 500 NHM employees got infected while imparting duties and the government has never thought about them. “We want that the government should regularise our services on the lines of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan employees,” she said.

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