Srinagar, Jan 08: The protest cum strike of National Health Mission (NHM) employees entered into 20th day on Monday, demanding the state government to come up with the proper road map regarding the regularization of their services.
Hundreds of protesters for the 20th consecutive day assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park here and chanted slogans against what they termed as the failure of the government.
The protesting employees were demanding government to regularize their services at the earliest, stating that they won’t call of their strike until government fulfill their demands.
They accused Health Minister, Bali Bhagat for ‘failing’ to address their genuine demands. “We called on the Minister for two times unfortunately, he has failed to fulfill the genuine demands of NHM employees,” they said.
They said that they went from pillar to post to seek justice but unfortunately the government is ignoring their plights. “We are serving the department from past several years but the government seems reluctant to fulfill the demands of thousands of NHM employees,” they said.
Pertinently, the protest-cum-strike of NHM employees started on December 20 for 72 hours, which they later extended.
Notably, the protest of NHM employees has badly hit the patient-care in peripheral hospitals, with patients alleging it to be reason of immense hardships. (KNS)