Health employees threaten strike after Ramdhan if demands are not met

Health employees threaten strike after Ramdhan if demands are not met
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Junaid Dar

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Health Technical Employees Association (JKHTEA) on Wednesday threatened to come on roads after month of Ramdhan, if their genuine demands are not fulfilled by then.
The association held a press conference to draw government’s attention towards their long pending demands.
“Despite the court order we have not been provided technical grade. Government is not talking any step to implement this order,” President of the association in a press conference said.
Association also blamed government for not providing any risk cover to the technicians who are prone to infections. “Technicians are working round the clock in hospitals. We are being ignored at every step and government is examining our patience from a long time, “he added.
Pertinently association gave an ultimatum to government to fulfill their demands or they will hit the road after Ramdhan.
Meanwhile Association sought intervention of Chief Minister, Finance Minister and Health minister in addressing their issues. “We have never participated in any anti- government protest and had always cooperated with the government but now government is prompting them to take to streets,” President said.
“We request government to address our demands and should be given a technical grade and risk allowance,” JKHTEA president added.