Haryana Government has dismissed 53 more employees of National Health Mission (NHM) from service
Chandigarh, Oct 27 – Haryana Government has dismissed 53 more employees of National Health Mission (NHM) from service for leading the striking employees and they have been charged with instigating other employees and preventing them from performing their duties thus creating problems for the patients. The Government has also imposed section 144 of Cr PC within a radius of one kilometer of hospitals so as to keep striking employees away from hospitals.
While stating this here today, Health Minister Mr Anil Vij said that those dismissed included three from district Bhiwani, four of district Faridabad, two each from district Hisar and Karnal, six each from Sonipat and Palwal, three from Rewari, nine each from Gurugram and Sirsa, five from Panchkula, four from Jind. They were also creating hindrances for those employees who wanted to perform their duties. Earlier also, the government had dismissed such six employee leaders.
Mr Vij said that orders have been issued to all Civil Surgeons to engage new drivers in place of the drives of Referral Transport, who went on strike, so that patients do not suffer. He said that NHM employees also admit that their services could not be regularized yet, they are agitating. He said that former Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, during their regime, had appointed his workers in NHM by setting aside all rules. Now these employees are instigating and forcing others to go on strike.
The Health Minister said that the present government is well wisher of its employees and he himself has taken initiative for providing age relaxation of five years and eight points for maximum eight years experience. Even after that they are insisting to go on strike. He said that adequate arrangements have been made in hospitals so that patients do not suffer.
Mr Vij said that today a number of striking employees had decided to return to work in many districts. However, similar action would be taken against those who would go on strike, he added.