Ranchi: Health services of the state may be affected from Monday and this may happen because the contract workers of the Health Department will gherao the Chief Minister House on Monday in support of their demands. Along with this, they will go on an indefinite strike from January 17.
This movement of health workers is being organized under the joint banner of Jharkhand Contracted Para Chikitsa Karmi Sangh and ANM, GNM Sangh. Information has been given by the Sangh to the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts by handing over a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister.
The workers going on the agitation said that the present government had promised adjustment of contract workers in three months but even after three years, no initiative has been taken by the government. Now they will gherao the residence of the Chief Minister and after this, about 8000 contract workers will go on indefinite strike.
In the information given by the union it was said that while making partial amendments to the Para Medical Rules 2018, the union had demanded to start the process of departmental adjustment to all the para-medical workers of the health department without any delay like in the year 2014.
The members said that there will be an indefinite strike from January 17. After this, a sit-in demonstration will be held near the Raj Bhavan. Despite this, if the demand is not met then a decision has also been taken to stage fast unto death from the 24th.
The members said that even in adverse circumstances the contract workers are making all the schemes of the government successful. They had successfully helped in battling the global pandemic Corona while working as a frontline worker. In this, most of the contract workers became corona positive. They have also worked to control diseases by risking their life but due to low honorarium they are not able to maintain their family properly.