New Delhi: The medical services in the Maharashtra government hospitals is likely to be hit as nurses on Wednesday (June 23, 2021) have gone on a 48-hour long strike.
The nurses are protesting over various pending demands including promotion and COVID-19 allowance.
“Nurses from 24 districts including 1,300 nurses of Mumbai’s JJ Hospital are participating. If our demands aren’t met, then we’ll go for an indefinite strike,” President, Maharashtra Nurses Association told ANI.
This comes almost a week after a group of protesting healthcare workers including nurses had tried to stop the convoy of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar to present him their demands including permanent employment.
The protesters, notably, were hired on contractual basis at government hospitals due to the COVID-19 outbreak and some of them had also lost their jobs after the contract expired.
Pawar, along with District Guardian Minister Dhananjay Munde, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope and local MLAs were attending a review meeting on COVID-19 situation at a Beed Collector’s office.
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