The All Assam Nurses
Association (AANA) launched an indefinite strike from Monday
in the premises of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)
and Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) demanding 'same
post same salary'.
GMCH Superintendent Dr R Talukdar said, "no nursing
service in the hospital has been allowed to be affected.
Layered service of nurses have been engaged".
Talukdar and JMCH PRO Dr Nilotpal Bhattacharjee said
nurses and faculty from the Regional Nursing Colleges attached
undergoing training in the hospital, paramedical interns were
pressed into service for providing nursing care to patients.
Members of the AANA staged protests in the two
hospitals' premises with banners and placards demanding that
the state government resolve the anomalies related to grade
pay structure published in the 7th Pay Commission report and
service rules, restoration of the abolished designation of
'staff nurses' instead of 'nurse'.
The AANA members claimed before media that they had
placed their demands before the government several times but
were yet to receive any positive response from the
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