Patients at GMSH-16 harassed as staff goes on two-hour strike
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The members of the Joint Action committee (JAC), who observed the strike, said that they have not yet received any intimation from the Hospital Administration for a meeting and thus they have decided to hold a peaceful candle march in protest on November 8 at 5 pm from GMSH 16 to the Sector 17 Plaza. They are also going to hold a similar gate meeting on November 9.
However, the union members said that during this period, emergency services will not be affected in public interest and for any inconvenience to public, the Hospital Administration will be responsible.
The staff has been demanding that the acute shortage of staff in each and every department i.e. paramedical staff, ward servants, sweepers etc be immediately addressed, besides the filling up of regular vacant posts.
There is also a pending demand to address the problem of shortage of infrastructure in the X-ray department, where only two X-ray machines are working. The X-ray machine lying in the emergency ward is out of order from the past three years and the mammography machine is non-functional.
The employees are also demanding that a seniority list according to their staff A, B, C and D, may be provided at the earliest. Besides this demand, another demand is that CT scan and MRI should be brought under the direct control of the Hospital Administration instead of being outsourced.
They also demanded that CT and MRI service should be free to all the regular staff and their dependents in the OPD's, and regular staff i.e. ward servant, sweeper be posted in the New OPD block. The promotion of Sweeper Operating incinerator as Incinerator operator under the rules was also another demand.
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