NHM employees to observe 2-day strike from Monday
Srinagar: While saying that the govt has failed to fulfill the commitments made to the NHM employees by the then Minister for Health, Principal Secretary H&ME and Mission Director NHM last year, All J&K NHM Employees’ Association Thursday decided to observe a 2-day strike from Monday to press for their demands.
“The Association has decided to observe a 48-hour-long strike w.e.f Monday, 14.01.2019 (10:30 am) to remind the government about the plight of the employees and commitment given to employees in the past,” a press statement issued Thursday said.
An important meeting of All J&K NHM Employees’ Association, the statement said, was held at Srinagar on 10th of January, 2019, to discuss the future strategy in view of complete lack of response from the authorities to our demands of social and financial security.
“The government has failed to fulfill the commitments made by then Minister for Health, Principal Secretary H&ME and Mission Director NHM to the employees on 22 January 2018.”
“The Association has repeatedly represented to the authorities in last one year but there has been no headway. So much so, the authorities have even failed to fulfill our demands which involved no financial implications,” the statement said.
It may be recalled, the statement said, that on 19thof December, 2018, All J&K NHM Employees Association Jammu/Kashmir had given an ultimatum to the authorities till January, 10, 2019 for fulfillment of our demands, however there has been no response to our just and humble pleas.
“In this scenario, the Association has concluded that the authorities are completely apathetic to our grievances. We are left with no option but to hit the roads for our just demands and rights.”
All employees working under the umbrella of National Health Mission including RNTCP JKSACS, as per the press releases, have been requested to assemble at Pratap Park Srinagar on the above mentioned dates to press the government for fulfillment of our just demands.
“The future strategy shall be discussed and announced on Tuesday, 15th of January, 2019,” the statement said.