NURSES AND paramedical staff at Hamidia Hospital on Friday staged a protest in front of the hospital superintendent’s office to press for their demand of increasing post of nurses in the hospital and filling up other vacant posts of paramedical staff.
Many health workers led by health employee union leaders reached the superintendent’s office and raised slogans for their demands. Work at the hospital suffered for about an hour due to the protest.
Health employee union district president Laxminarayan Sharma, Dr S N Singh, Aziz Khan, Dilip Chauhan, Ramrati Yadav and several other employee leaders led the protest. The agitating employees held a meeting after the protest at the superintendent office.
Addressing the gathering, Laxminarayan Sharma alleged there was severe shortage of nurses and paramedical staff in the 885-bed Hamidia Hospital. He added health employees would go on a strike from November 17, if the recruitment process for appointing nurses was not completed till then.
“If nothing positive happens beyond November 20, it would be an indefinite strike from November 21,’’ Sharma threatened.