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Nurses continue stir despite medical body’s assurance

PATIALA: The nursing personnel of Rajindra Hospital, which were protesting for the remaining 4 days, refused to name off their strike even as the Punjab Directorate of Research and Medical Education (DRME) on Saturday gave the peace of mind to imagine their demands.

The protesters claimed that they wouldn't finish their strike until the federal government meets its promise of regularising them and hands over their appointment letters.

Till Saturday, around nine staffers had fallen in poor health right through the ongoing protest. Out of six nurses, five were hospitalised on the first actual day of the stir, following the cold wave conditions and heavy rainfall.

“Around 800 people, together with nurses, ancillary personnel and class IV workers who fall below the care of DRME, were sitting on a protest towards the state executive. During the Akali Dal tenure, we were promised regularisation and were even issued a letter in this regard, however nothing used to be applied. On Saturday, the DRME known as for a meeting, however we denied as we all know these are best the ways of presidency officials to convey the protest to an finish, whereas we want to take it to a conclusion. We were running right here since 2009 and the state executive is meant to regularise our services consistent with the principles,” mentioned Manpreet Kaur, one of the vital protesters.

Karamjit Kaur Aulakh, president of Punjab Contractual Nursing and Ancillary Staff, additionally got unwell on Saturday however refused to depart the site announcing he would proceed the protest till their demand is fulfilled.

The nurses of Government Rajindra Hospital, Government Medical College, Government TB Hospital, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, are hard regularisation in their services.

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