The death of three government employees following heart attacks during the six-week long budget session of the Legislature has forced the state to set up four dispensaries and a mobile health unit within the Vidhan Bhavan premises to treat employees.
The employees, Sopan Bhange, Suhas Salunkhe and P G Khandare, died of heart attack during the ongoing session. Many believe that the deaths have been due to excess workload during the session where employees have to complete 14 to 15-hour shifts.
“We have decided to have a mobile medical unit and four dispensaries within our premises,” Council Chairman, Shivajirao Deshmukh, said adding that the government will take measures to reduce stress on employees.
Member of Legislative Council, Mohan Joshi, raised the issue in the House and demanded health facilities for the employees in Vidhan Bhavan.
“The employees work for 12 to 17 hours daily during the session. This affects their health. I request the government to have two shifts for them and also provide them with health facilities,” Joshi said.