Compensated Covid volunteers protest, look for govt work opportunities : The Tribune India
Tribune News Services
Patiala, Oct 19
Compensated volunteers hired by the Wellbeing Department to work at the Covid care centres currently held a protest at Fountain Chowk and demanded federal government work opportunities.
The Well being Section had roped in paid healthcare personnel to give services at various hospitals in the state all through the pandemic. The hired staff nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, laboratory specialists, ANMs were paid Rs1,000 per day and ward attendants Rs750 for each working day for their providers from June to September.
Keeping a protest at the chowk, they demanded positions in several hospitals as per vacancies. “We have been out of employment and want the condition govt to adjust us in vacancies in the hospitals,” they explained.
Sonu Rajput, 1 of the ward-attendants, claimed, “We ought to be presented careers in the government sector. We ended up employed through appropriate interviews and screening. Some of our payments have also not been launched.”
Rajwinder Singh, an additional ward boy, explained, “We have lifted our demands of governing administration jobs and release of pending payments with the governing administration officers, like the SDM and tehsildar who came to our protest web page.”