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PTI guwahati India
Updated: 26-11-2018 17:08 IST

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

to both the Medical Colleges, nursing supervisors and nurses

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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