No strike, only rally by Trained Nurses Association today

Port Blair
22 Aug 2018

Responding to a news item published in this daily recently, the Trained Nurses Association of India, Andaman Branch clarified that there will be no strike on August 23 and only a rally will be organised to press for the demands of the association. Speaking to EOI, a member of the association maintained that health services in the referral hospital, GB Pant Hospital, will not be affected in any manner and the peaceful rally will be organised from GB Pant Hospital to Secretariat. Major demands to be raised by the Nursing Association during the rally include no outsourcing of contractual vacancies, maintaining nurse-patient ration, implementation of central government recommendations for private nurses based on the writ petition filed by the TNAI, timely promotion of Nurse/ANM/ LHV/ CHO, filling up of vacancies of Nurses/ANM/DPHN, filling up of the post of Principal/Vice Principal in Nursing & ANM School by nursing faculty, creation of Matron post for two District Hospitals, creation of post viz. Chief Nursing Officer, Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for GB Pant Hospital, inclusion of Matron/Nursing Superintendent as member in the Establishment Board for transfer & posting, engagement of nursing personnel by contractual basis in Medical College, nomination of Nursing Faculties as member in RR framing committee, appointment of nursing  personnel though Staff Selection Commission, establishing of nursing cell in the Directorate of Health Services and equal pay for equal work. (EOIC)