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JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Doda and Chief Medical Officer Samba asked the NHM employees, who are on strike for the last several days, to join back to their duties with immediate effect or else action with taken against them.
The staff under National Health Mission, both medical as well as para medical/management units of district Doda have gone on strike from January 14, 2019 as a consequence of which the work in the health institutions in the district has suffered adversely and it has become very difficult for Health Department to cope up with the rush of patients, DC Doda said adding that NHM staff in violation of the terms and conditions of their engagements have continued with un-authorised absence from duty thereby hampering the smooth functioning of the Health Department.
Under such circumstances, he said, it has become imperative and unavoidable to serve notices to all the employees of NHM of district Doda, (both Medical as well as Para Medical/ Management units) to join back their duties within 48 hours failing which the services of all absentee staff of NHM shall be terminated without further notice.
In view of the above, DC directed the CMO, Doda not to draw/disburse the dues/ remuneration of the NHM Medical/Paramedical/ Management units for the period of absence from their legitimate duties. Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Samba asked all the emplovees under NHM in District Samba, who are on unauthorised strike, to resume their duties within 48 hours of issuance this notice otherwise their engagement ender NHM Programme will be terminated.
“Quite a number of employees including, MBBS doctors, paramedics programme management unit have been held under NHM scheme on contractual basis in district Samba and all these employees have proceeded on unauthorised strike with effect from January 14, 2019 resulting in disruption of essential services to the patients,” CMO Samba said.
He said such an unauthorised strike of NHM employees is leading to a lot of inconvenience to the patients as well as administration.
Chief Medical Officer Kathua also asked the NHM employees, who are on strike for last several days, to join back to their duties within 24 hours failing which their services will be terminated without further notice.
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