Nurses and paramedical staff working on contractual basis, who have been agitating outside medical education minister Anil Joshi’s residence for the past few days, continued their agitation on Monday, with their mouths gagged.
The protesters staged a march from Joshi’s residence to the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, shouting slogans against the minister and demanding regularisation of their jobs.
Some of the nurses are on hunger strike for the past few days. The protesters said they sported gags after they were asked not use loudspeakers. They entered the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital premises and marched inside some wards of the hospital.
Medical services in most government hospitals in the city have been adversely affected since Thursday as more than 250 contractual nurses and paramedics are on strike, demanding regularisation of jobs in accordance with the government’s policy. They said majority of them had served on contract for four years.