The Bihar government has ordered for terminating the services of 80,000 health employees who are on strike.
- 1Bihar govt has ordered for terminating the services of 80,000 health employees.
- 2Employees on strike for the last three days demanding equal pay for equal work.
- 3Health services across the state have crippled because of the strike.
The Bihar government has ordered for terminating the services of 80,000 health employees who have been recruited by the state government on contract.
The government has taken this decision in the wake of the health employees remaining on strike for the last three days demanding equal pay for equal work and regularization of their services.
Health secretary, R.K.Mahajan on Wednesday issued a letter to all the district magistrates and civil surgeons asking them to terminate the services of the striking contractual heath workers and go for fresh recruitment.
“Disciplinary action will be taken against the health workers who have violated the terms of agreement of the contract. Their contract will be terminated for violating terms of agreementof contract”, said health secretary R. K Mahajan’s letter to the DM’s and civil surgeons.
More than 80,000 contractual health workers have gone on indefinite strike since 4th December in support of their demand of equal pay for equal work and regularization of services.
The contractual health workers include health managers, pharmacists, OT assistants, technicians, data operators, paramedic and counsellors. The health services across the state have crippled because of the striking health employees.
The striking health workers who have been protesting at the Gardanibagh area in the state capital for last three days have asserted that they would further intensify their stir and now bow to the pressure tactics of the state govt threatening to terminate their services.
“We will immolate ourselves now if the government did not accept our demand,” said Afroz Alam, a protesting health worker.
The worst affected hospitals because of the ongoing strike of contractual health workers have been the prestigious Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) and Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna where several operations and surgeries have to be cancelled.