Healthcare services in JNIMS paralyzed for second day 

Newmai News Network
Imphal | April 10

Healthcare services were hit severely at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal, the second biggest government-run hospital after RIMS hospital, for the second day on Saturday.

Apart from not admitting fresh patients, the OPD and emergency services in the hospital remained suspended since Friday after the striking employees had tendered resignation en masse on the previous day.

The employees of the hospital are on strike under joint banners of the Teacher’s Association, Trained Nurses Association and Association of all Non-teaching staffs, JNIMS, demanding implementation of 7th Revision of PAY (ROP).

Following disagreement with the government, they had submitted their resignations from their respective jobs on Thursday. Since then, they stayed away from discharging their duties even as their resignations were not accepted by the authority concerned of the institute.

A highly reliable source said that the JNIMS authority did not accept the mass resignations, while reiterating a recent order of the authority banning strike by its employees.

Meanwhile, a general body meeting of the three striking employees' associations convened on Saturday reaffirmed their stand on the demand for implementation of the 7th ROP with notional effect from April 1, 2016.

The meeting rejected the government offered 7th ROP with effect from April 1, 2020 without any notional effect. The employees have been demanding implementation of the latest revised pay effective from April 1, 2019 with payment of cash in salary from Jan 1, 2020 and notional effective from April 1, 2016.