Nursing staff on mass leave in Jaipur, hits healthcare system

Nurses on mass leave in Jaipur took out a rally on the streets for not agreeing on four demands; Work affected in hospitals.


The nursing staff, who have been agitating for the last several days, today protested by taking mass leave in Jaipur. Nursing staff gathered in front of Sawai Mansingh Medical College, Jaipur, and took out a rally from Medical College to New Gate Ramlila Maidan. After this performed at Ramlila Maidan.

Before this agitation under the banner of Rajasthan Nurses Joint Sangharsh Samiti, the leaders of Sangharsh Samiti, issued a joint statement saying that we have been agitating peacefully for the last three months for our demands but the government did not consider our demands.

According to the leaders, “in the year 2018, when the assembly elections were to be held, the Congress party had made four promises to the state employees in point number 25 of its election manifesto. All these four promises have not been fulfilled, that is, there is a lot of anger among the employees due to no action being taken on the 100% announcements of employee welfare.”

Demonstration on these four demands

  • Removal of salary discrepancy of employees.
  • Time scale promotion.
  • Regularization of employees working on contract.
  • To constitute a cabinet sub-committee to solve the problems of state employees.

Thousands of nursing workers gathered

Thousands of nursing workers have come from all the districts of the state to participate in this movement. To join this movement, these nurses submitted letters to their respective HODs for mass leave tomorrow. Today, all these nursing workers united at SMS Medical College Ground at 11 am, from where they started the rally, which reached Ramlila Maidan via Ram Niwas Garden, New Gate.

Impact of mass leave on hospitals

The impact of the collective holiday of work-affected nursing staff in the wards was seen in the wards of the hospitals today. Due to less staff here, the admitted patients faced some problems. However, the hospital administration has called the students of nursing colleges to serve for alternative arrangements, who have taken over the work in the hospitals.

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