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.