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Nurses' strike called off in Nagaland

The Nagaland Staff Nurses Association (NSNA) on Monday called off its 11-day-old agitation for the interest of patients in government hospitals in the state.



Kohima: The Nagaland Staff Nurses Association (NSNA) on Monday called off its 11-day-old agitation for the interest of patients in government hospitals in the state.

"The general body of NSNA in their emergency meeting held today decided to call off the ongoing agitation with immediate effect," said its President Catherine in a statement here.

"NSNA has also decided to seek legal help in the event of failure on the part of the government to fulfill the demands of the Association," she said.

In a separate letter addressed to the Principal Director, Health and Family Welfare Department, Nagaland, the Association said that its members would resume duty tomorrow.

NSNA office bearers told PTI that the Association was concerned over the health of the patients in government hospitals and health centres throughout the state and therefore decided to resume their duty.

The Association had launched a series of agitation in the form of three-days black-badge since June 26, followed by three days mass casual leave from June 29. On July 1, the Association while rejecting the proposal of the government for amendment to the existing Nagaland Nursing Service Rule 1988, decided to further extend their mass casual leave for another three days from July 2.

NSNA had launched indefinite cessation of work since yesterday.

The Association has demaned introduction of two distinct channels in the functioning of the staff nurses and nursing sisters (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) without degree and diploma to the clinical side whereas the degree holders and diploma be allowed to the line of teaching and tutoring line.

They have also demanded gradation to be granted to the general nursing staff.

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