Nurses and paramedical staff of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital called off their strike on Saturday after meeting Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday.
The non-contractual staff and paramedical staff were on strike since 53 days, demanding regularisation of their jobs.
Charanjit Kaur from Punjab Theka Adhar Nursing and Paramedical Employees Association said, “We had a meeting with the chief minister who has assured that the notification of regularisation of staff would begin soon. We also had a talk with our medical superintendent Dr Ram Sarup and principal Government Medical College, Dr BS Bal.”
Confirming the same, director, research and medical education Dr Manjit Kaur Mohi said, “Yes, the government is set to regularise the contractual staff. The proceedings of the same will begin soon.”
Dr Ram Sarup said, “Total 272 contractual employees will be regularised. The strike has also been called off. And everyone has joined their duties.”
Notably, the Punjab Theka Adhar Nursing and Paramedical Employees Association had blocked the OPD and operation theatres while protesting against the government.