Baramulla, Sep 27: Programme Managers working under National Health Mission (NHM) in Baramulla Wednesday called for an indefinite strike in response to Deputy CMO’s “utmost humiliation” of the Program Managers of District Baramulla.
As per an official statement by the Programme Managers, Chief Medical Officer Baramulla had called a meeting on September 26 regarding ASHA functionalities at AMT School Baramulla at 10 am sharp.
“At the very beginning of the meeting, Deputy CMO Baramulla started ridiculing the program managers in front of everyone present at the meeting, which included ANMs/Block ASHA facilitators, District ASHA Coordinator, ASHA Facilitators, Associates of DY CMO, and some State Health Society members. The DY CMO made very personal and outrageous comments like ‘These program managers are thieves, I hate them and their profession, I get irritated by seeing their faces’,” the programme managers claimed in the statement.
They added that it indicated that the DDOs too are “doubtful without whom we can’t operate physically or financially”.
“These comments are very derogatory and question to the integrity of the department we work for,” they said adding that “we and the Dy CMO as well are aware of the bad facilities under which we have to work. If this is the level of respect our meetings or any interactions deserve, we seriously need an intervention and a strong action.”
The Programme Managers said that the indefinite strike which begins with District Health Society Baramulla will spill over to the entire J&K management of NHM in the next two days if there’s “no immediate action taken”. (KNS)