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Government hospitals' staff stir hits patient care in Allahabad

ALLAHABAD: Patient care services at two government hospitals-TB Sapru (Beli) Hospital and District Women (Dufferin) Hospital-were hit after brief staff participants abstained from work to protest against the extend in renewal of their employment contracts on Saturday.
Both the federal government depend closely on staff like nurses, ward boys, technicians and doctors hired through a personal agency. Of the two, TB Sapru Hospital alone has outsourced 70 staff participants. The agency's contract was to finish in March and was to be renewed through the federal government. As the staff participants weren't intimated in regards to the any renewal of their contracts till now, they were likely to lose their jobs.

At TB Sapru Hospital, a lot of outsourced staff participants blocked the main Stanley road. The agitated para medical staffers were observed protesting on the road dressed in black arm bands. "As there was a shortage of staff, the government hired contractual employees and the contract would be ending by March-end. The staff members were protesting as they were apprehensive about the that the contract of their agency would not be renewed," mentioned Chief Medical Officer (Allahabad), Dr GS Bajpayee.

Chief Medical Superintendent (TB Sapru medical institution), Dr Niti Srivastava mentioned, "Even though 70 of our staff members were abstaining from work, it did not hinder our hospital services."

She mentioned that the federal government has not but taken any choice about discontinuing the brief staff's services.

The protesting doctors had blocked the main Stanley Road, which took a toll on site visitors movement for over half an hour. The doctors ended their protest most effective after the police intervened. They later met Allahabad district magistrate Bhanu Chand Goswami.

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