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NHM employees demand immediate relief of pay revision

Srinagar, August 29:

Jammu & Kashmir National Health Mission Employees Association (JKNHME) today demanded an immediate pay revision apart from fulfilment of their other long pending demands.

The Association also expressed satisfaction over the sanction of exgratia amount in favour of Dr Shabir Malik, MO Bandipora who died due COVID19.

Abdul Rauoof, Chief Spokesperson JKNHMEA said in a statement issued here that The LG’s Administration should take all the required measures for the redressal of pending demands of NHM, RNTCP and ACS employees.

“We are also frontlines warriors, our doctors are working on the frontlines, our paramedics, but what are they getting, meagre wages and without any job security,” he said in the statement.He said that time and again we were assured that all our demands will be fulfilled but those assurances have not materialized on the ground.

“Nearly 9000 employees are waiting for job security since long, how long do we have to wait to get what is rightfully ours,” he asked.

“He said that knowing the nature of work that we carry out on the ground amid COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need of immedaite salary hike in our favour so that the NHM employees are able to manage their daily needs”.

“Near about 60 employees got infected due COVID19 so far and we appeal to administration to provide immediate relief of pay revision to all the NHM, RNTCP and ACS employees without any delay so that employees working under the ambit of NHM manage daily needs,” Abdul Rauoof said.

He also said that the families of near about 32 employees who died so far from are still waiting for financial assistance.