KANGPOKPI: Contractual staffs and employees of National Health Mission in Kangpokpi District endorsed the statewide stir of All Manipur national Health Mission Employees Welfare Association (AMNEWA) by donning black badge while working in their respective workplaces in the district.
The contractual staffs and employees of the National Health Mission in the state had begun its stir since July 1 reportedly after the state Government and concerned authorities failed to give positive response on the issue of regularization of contractual staff of the National Health Mission (NHM) Manipur.
There are more than 120 contractual staffs and employees of National Health Mission in Kangpokpi District out of the more than 2,300 staff posted at all the health centres in the State.
The contractual staffs and employees of NHM in Kangpokpi District were seen donning black badge while discharging their duties at their respective workplaces, such as, CMO kangpokpi office, District Hospital, Kangpokpi, quarantine centres, sample collection centres, common control room at the screening points, etc.
They also displayed placard which read, “A clear human resource policy, salary rationalization, pay anomalies, no further recruitment without HR policy, regularization of NHM staffs, release of increment on time”.
The protesting contractual staffs also said that they would further endorsed the move of AMNEWA in its proposed cease work strike from July 8, if the state Government and concerned authorities fail to assure service regularization as demanded by AMNEWA.
It is undeniable fact that the contractual staffs of NHM have been contributing immensely in the smooth functioning of the District health sector especially during the pandemic health crisis with the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The contractual staffs of NHM in the district were attached to various offices in the health sector of the district while some are assigned duty at various quarantine centres, sample collection centres, common control room at the screening points and serves as one main integral COVID warriors during the pandemic.
It is highly likely that the functioning of the health sector will be severely affected if the contractual staffs of NHM are compelled to launch its proposed cease work strike while shortage of manpower in the health sector still remain one of the biggest issue.