Nurses strike called off in Uttarakhand
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 20:38
Dehra Dun: Nurses of government hospitals in Uttarakhand on Tuesday returned to work calling off their week-long strike after state government accepted their various demands including increase in allowances.

The government has increased the nursing and boarding allowances of nurses by 10 times besides hefty increase in uniform and washing allowances with immediate effect.

The uniform allowance, which was Rs 1,437.50 once in five years, has been increased to Rs 500 per month. Similarly, the washing allowance has also been increased to Rs 300 from Rs 50 per month.

The nursing and nutritional food allowance has been increased to Rs 1,150 per month from Rs 115 per month.

A government order in this regard has already been issued, government officials said.

The government nurses across the state were abstaining from duty during the second shift since Oct 21.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 20:38

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