Urges Govt to start process of regularization of NHM workers
Jammu, Dec 23: While fully supporting the genuine demands of National Health Mission (NHM) staff, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress (JKPCC) Vice President and MLC G N Monga today urged upon the government to start the process of regularization of NHM workers and ensure that the present strike doesn’t affect health care facilities in the state.
In a statement issued to KNS, he said, “Despite making promised with the NHM employees from time to time, this government has utterly failed to address their genuine concerns. The NHM staff is the backbone of the health services in the state. The strike of NHM has affected the health services in the hospitals, but it seems the government is least bothered about it.”
Extending full support to protesting NHM workers, Monga said the government was not serious about the future of 13000 NHM employees of J&K. “The NHM staff who work with full dedication in hospitals are not even paid their wages in time which is most unfortunate. They provide health care services not only in urban but also in rural and far-off hospitals of the state but more than ten years have passed they still wait for the regularization which is unfortunate,” he said.
“From the last two years, the government has been assuring the NHM staff that a road-map for their absorption is being framed. Several times assurances were made with them by the government, but all proved a hoax,” he added.
The Congress leader also asked the Government to make policy of regularisation of casual, temporary, need based labourers and workers in the state clear. “The ‘Jammu & Kashmir Casual and Other Workers Regular Engagement Rules 2017’ notification, which was issued on Thursday by the Finance Department, is ambiguous.
Thegovernment needs to clear whether the beneficiaries will get the full services benefits or not and also clear the number of beneficiaries.”
He also demanded the employees of NHM and NYC volunteers should be regularised and brought under the new policy. (KNS)