Srinagar- The Paramedics and the Nursing staff of SKIMS Soura here in Srinagar who are working on the academic arrangement basis for the last six months today staged a protest demanding the extension of their services.
Paramedics and the Nursing staff assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and appealed to government to extend their academic arrangement period. They said authorities had issued an order when they were engaged that clearly stated that they can continue till they are not regularized.
The protestors said that they have been raising the issue, but no action has been taken so far.
They said that they have been continuously working during turmoil and are still working during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have approached every corner but justice has been denied by the administration.
The protesting Paramedics and the Nursing staff appealed to the LG, Manoj Sinha to consider their issue regarding their extension and regularization.
Extension submitted to govt under consideration: SKIMS
The authorities at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura on Monday said that the contractual nursing staff were not attending duties and instead creating unnecessary confusion by using social media platforms.
In a statement, SKIMS PRO said that SKIMS has submitted the file pertaining to extension of contractual nursing staff to the government and is under active consideration.
The statement reads that meanwhile, the contractual nursing staff have not been attending to duties for the last 3 to 4 days, putting patients at inconvenience.
"The contractual appointees were time and again informed by the concerned authorities that file is being processed and orders will be issued after pending approval. They are not attending duties but using social media platforms to create unnecessary confusion," it reads.
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