NHM Employees of J&K call off strike
Jammu: National Health Mission (NHM) Employees of J&K who were on strike since March 01 called off the strike on Tuesday, after State Health Minister assured them to fulfill their genuine and long pending demands.
The minister according to the handout issued to PTK decided to set up a committee to examine the demands of NHM Employees.
NHM Employees were protesting for the last 14 days demanding regularization of services, equal pay for equal work and other benefits at par with other govt employees, claiming that most of them have completed about a decade of contractual service and have crossed the age bar limit.
Spokesperson of the Association, Faizan A Tramboo said that after a delegation of NHM Employees met Health Minister Bali Bhagat and MOS Health Asiya Naqash at Civil Secretariat Jammu regarding the issues of NHM Employees, the Health Minister Bali Bhagat directed
Commissioner Secretary Health Dr M K Bhandari to constitute a committee of senior officers including Additional Secretary Health K S Chib, Secretary Technical and Medical Education Dr Kabir Dar, Director Health Services Jammu, Director Health Services Kashmir and Mission Director NHM Dr Mohan Singh who will examine all the issues of NHM Employees and make its recommendations.
President Rohit Seth, Vice President Dr Hamid Parray and other core committee members of the Jammu Division Association have extended their gratitude to Health Minister Bali Bhagat and MOS Asiya Naqash for hearing them and assured to called off the strike from today and resuming the routine work from tomorrow onwards besides the NHM
Employees Association Jammu Division has thanked all the NHM Employees for extending their support and cooperation during the last 14 due to which we got our first success in this mission and sought similar kind of support in near future.
It is worthwhile to mention here that during the last 14 days, people across state have expressed concern over the problems faced by the patients due to ongoing strike of NHM
Employees, adversely affecting the health care systems.