Poonch: National Health Mission (NHM) employees today have urged the Lt Governor of J&K to initiate measures for their regularization forthwith.
The statement reads, National Health Mission contractual employees who are working together with the regular employees equally at the risk and threat to their life from coronavirus in the health sector but till date the government has not taken any step or framed any policy for the regularisation of NHM employees.
Muneer Andrabi President JKNHMEA said, “More than 8000 employees are working under NHM Since 15 years including doctors, paramedics and managements, ataff on contract basis are facing the worst kind of exploitation as compared to their regular counterparts.”
Andrabi added, “We have approached the previous and present UT government and all concerned departments/agencies over last more than 15 years for framing a policy of regularisation of our employees but unfortunately till date, none of our genuine demands has been conceded.”
“Number of times this issue has been raised by these employees but government at the center never paid any attention towards their genuine demands even after the ending of strike session in Feb 2019 also,” it reads.
NHM is backbone of health care the main motive of NHM is to develop health care in India. NHM employees are working in rural areas as well as in urban areas. 24×7. India is polio free because of NHM.
More than 8000 employess are working in Health department under different schemes of( NHM) which includes RBSK, NCD, IDSP, RNTCP, JKSACS, for last more then 15 years.
Ab Rouf chief spokesperson JKNHMEA said, “we are well qualified and deserve to be regularised. We have crossed the upper age limit for Government jobs, Government can’t neglecting NHM staff.”
Meanwhile, Altaf Bhat Vice President urged LG to personally intervene in the matter, He also hinted towards the step of the Odhisa Government and urged the J&k UT governor administration to take such steps in favor of the NHM fraternity. “We are hopeful that our long-pending demand for regularisation and other pending issues would be sorted out at the earliest,” he added.