Health workers protest in Bathinda, demand regular jobs

Up in arms against government decision to directly recruit medical staff

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, July 1

The Contractual Multipurpose Health Workers’ Union today protested at the Bathinda Civil Hospital, against the state government’s decision to directly recruit health workers on a regular basis.

The agitators alleged that instead of regularising contractual workers who have been in the service for the past decade, the government has decided for fresh appointments. The protesters submitted a memorandum to the Civil Surgeon.

Ranjit Kaur, president of the union, said, “The state government has decided to go ahead with fresh appointments instead of regularising services of around 2,250 multipurpose health workers who have been rendering their services for the past decade or so. The government should first regularise contractual workers before making new appointments.”

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