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Paramedics conclude 2-day hunger strike after ‘govt’s assurance

Srinagar, July 23 : After two-day hunger strike to press for their demands, particularly regularization of their services, the paramedical staff of seven hospitals here under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Medical Employees Federation on Tuesday decided defer future strike after assurance from the government.

Reports reaching said that staff continued with their hunger strike in Government Medical College Park and patient care was again badly hit in the associated hospitals of GMC for the second day in running.

“We have decided to defer the strike after financial commissioner Atal Dulloo told Principal/Dean GMC to resolve the smaller issues at his own level and that issue regarding regularization would be considered by the government,” a senior leader of the Federation told.

He said thousands of paramedics of GMC and associated hospitals who were appointed since 2011 under SRO 384 on academic arrangements are working tirelessly without any break since then.

He said the federation had gone on two-day hunger strike for regularization of services and fulfilling other demands.

The demands of the staff include regularization of the academic arrangement employees who have not been regularized even after nine years of service; regularization of HDF and SDF hospital staff; repealing of SRO-384/409; and enhancement of salary of HDF and SDF staff.

“We decided to go on strike against the government’s indifference to address our genuine demands which include framing of regularization policy,” he said adding that most of the employees are over aged now and cannot apply for fresh posts if referred to SSRB.

“The hospitals like LD which is lone maternity hospital, SMHS hospital, GB Panth hospital, Chest Disease hospital and Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla are important part of the Valley’s healthcare. The government should address our genuine demands sans any further delay so that these hospitals run smoothly,” he said. (GNS)

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