Mumbai: Neighborhood well being officers posted in rural areas of Maharashtra will go on a strike on Wednesday for varied calls for together with a everlasting authorities job, sources stated on Tuesday. Their different calls for embrace a discount in workload, allotment of wages on time and insurance coverage by the state authorities.
Neighborhood well being officers (CHOs) work in rural areas at main well being centres. They’re at the moment engaged on a contract. Though their contracts get renewed, CHOs have now demanded to make them everlasting workers of the state authorities, sources stated.
The one-day strike will have an effect on the essential check-up of sufferers for chilly, cough, fever and routine maternal visits which are scheduled for Wednesday, a authorities physician stated.
“The state authorities used to present a 5 per cent enhance in month-to-month wages yearly to CHOs however it isn’t carried out since 2017. The federal government ought to clear these dues,” he stated, including they need to be inducted as everlasting workers of the federal government and given a “B’ grade pay scale.
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