Kohima, June 17 (NE) : The National Health Mission Employees Association Nagaland (NEAN) after a meeting with the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom, on June 16, 2020 decided to withdraw the indefinite cease work temporally for 15 days.
A press release by the NEAN on June sixteen said that the Minister of Health & Family Welfare, after a patient hearing to the grievances and demands of NEAN, assured the employees to fulfill the charter of demands. The Health Minister appealed the association for some time so that the department can work out the modality of demands to be prepared and given in writing.
The association following the request of the Health Minister and honouring his appeal, decided to withdraw the indefinite cease work temporally for 15 days to give space to the government to resolve its charter of demands, in the interest of the public, also keeping in mind the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis in the state, stated the press release.
The NEAN had called for indefinite cease work from June 14, 2020 for the injustice and unfairness mended towards the National Health Mission (NHM) employees at the time of pandemic, citing the incident where the government regularized 27 GDMOs who were appointed on contractual basis for a year on May 27, 2020, on the ground of constraint of Manpower to contain COVID-19 pandemic, whereas turning deaf to the demands of NHM for regularization time and time again.
The charter of demands of NEAN includes Regularisation of NHM employees, Parity of Pay (Equal Pay for Equal Work) with the State Health Employees of the same rank and all basic employees benefit to NHM employees in line with the State Health and Family Welfare Employees.