Patna, April 19, 2017: Contractual para medical employees of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) and Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) went on indefinite strike from Wednesday demanding equal play for equal work and regularisation of their service.
The strike has badly affected the normal functioning of these two hospitals as 29 operations in NMCH and 31 operations in PMCH have been postponed.
The strike will hamper the normal functioning of the hospitals in the days to come as lab technicians, operation theater assistants, X-ray technicians, pharmacists and dressers have joined the strike.
In PMCH, nurses finally came to rescue of the penitents for dressings. However, nurses did the dressings of female patients only.
Bihar Rajya Chikitsya Evm Janswasth Karmachari Sangh general secretary Vishwanath Singh said the strike was successful.
Para Medical Employees Association president Surjeet said they have been opposing government move to start fresh appointments retrenching the old employees, who have been working for the last 10 years.
"We have struck work in 2015 also and at that time government has assured us that services of contractual employees will be regularised but nothing has been done in this regard till now", he said.
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