Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday demanded regularization of all the National Health Mission (NHM) employees in the state who have completed seven years of service as contractual staff.
In a press statement issued here, DAK president Dr Suhail Naik said that the authorities must form a committee of officers comprising of Director General Indian Society of Medicine (ISM), Director Health Services, Director Family Welfare, representatives from Planning, Finance, and others “who shall examine the issue in detail and put up a proposal on war footing basis in front of state government, so that a policy for their regularization can be framed”.
“Meanwhile government shall hike the salary of NHM employees at par with regular employees, as it is already a standing supreme court ruling that employees must get equal salary for equal work . Furthermore NHM employees working in far flung rural areas must be entitled for Rural service reservation,” Dr Naik said.
DAK urged the Chief Minister to intervene in the matter “so that the justice is served”.