Paramedical staff in civic hospitals in Mumbai on strike

Altogether 10,000 paramedical staff of 16 civic-run hospitals in the city went on a strike Thursday.

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2011, 14:51 PM IST

Mumbai: Altogether 10,000 paramedical staff
of 16 civic-run hospitals in the city went on a strike Thursday.

Paramedical personnel including nurses, ward boys, lab
technicians, labourers and others from `peripheral`
hospitals in Mumbai are taking part in the strike.

"As there is shortage of staff in hospitals we have to
do double duty. There is a need of about 2,500 people. Also,
our leaves have been cancelled," Ashok Jadhav, Assistant
General Secretary, Municipal Majdoor Union, said.

"We would ensure patients do not face inconvenience due
to the strike," Jadhav said.

Dr Sanjay Oak, Director of Hospitals, said, "We are
meeting their representatives and we will try to resolve the
issue. Also, we are in the process of recruiting employees to
fill the vacancies."

PTI