Normal healthcare services in Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) hospital, Imphal, was partially disrupted on Monday after nurses staged protest demanding adoption of pay structure recommended by the Central 7th Pay Commission which had already enjoyed by the employees of the state government.
The nurses were protesting reiterating their long pending demands for implementation of the pay structure besides old pension scheme for employees of the state run institute who joined before 2004, creation of higher nursing post, implementation of MACP, revision of nursing allowance as in line with the 7th Pay and provision of uniform or dress allowance to nurses. The nurses staged the protest inside the hospital campus on Monday under the banner of Trained Nurses’ Association of JNIMS suspending their duties of the day.
The protesting nurses said that they were compelled to stage the protest as the authority failed to address their long pending demands despite repeated appeals.
“Despite our repeated appeals, the authority remained deaf-ear,” general secretary of Trained Nurses’ Association, JNIMS, Ph Janapriya Devi lamented.
She said that the association has been urging JNIMS authority and the state government to implement the 7th Pay Commission notionally from January 1, 2016 effective from April 1, 2019 and encashment from April 1, 2021 like any other government employees. She said that the entire staff of JNIMS Hospital are working hard day and night serving the COVID-19 patients.