IMPHAL, April 22: The Training Nurses Association of India (TNAI) Jawahar Lal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Unit has threatened to launch a non-cooperation movement if the government fails to fulfill their demands within five days.
A press conference was convened today with regards to the issue at the JNIMS complex, wherein S Rama, TNAI general secretary divulged that the unit had submitted a memorandum regarding their demands to the Chief Minister of Manipur on April 20.
As a mark of their protest, the nurses at JNIMS have started wearing black badge the same day of the submission of the charter of demands, she said.
Highlighting their plight, the nurses pointed out that the staff like faculty and residents of JNIMS were appointed after having fulfilled the minimum requirement prescribed by the Medical Council of India as with their RIMS counterparts.
Relatively, the faculty and residents of JNIMS are allowed to enjoy the scale of pay and allowances at par with their counterparts at RIMS considering their qualification, experience and nature of duties whereas extensive of or application of the same principal has been denied to the nursing of JNIMS which is nothing but a discriminatory treatment meted out towards the nurses.
It said that full pension scheme according to the entry point service as was given in the case of nursing employees of RIMS has been denied to the Nursing personnel of JNIMS.
The demands of the nurses include immediate framing of service rules for all the posts in various grades of nursing personnel; no direct recruitment against any nursing posts in all the grades except at the entry point of staff nurse after finalization of seniority list, due notification of recruitment rules of all the nursing posts in different grades.
The TNAI further demanded the regularization of the services of the 48 staff nurses who were appointed after undergoing the due process of appointment and representation of nurses before the executives committee of JNIMS society.
She continued that after the erstwhile JN Hospital has been recognised as JNIMS it created confusion for nurses either they are under Health Service, government of Manipur or JNIMS, central government.
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