Insensitive approach towards NHM employees not acceptable: DAK
Contractual employees of the National Health Mission (NHM) during a protest in Srinagar.Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi 07-03-2017
Srinagar, Feb 13: The Doctors Association of Kashmir said that an emergency meeting of Central executive of DAK was called to discuss the emerging situation after NHM employees were given the threat of termination by the government. The spokesman in a statement said that executive unanimously expressed serious concern over insensitive and authoritarian approach of the government towards genuine demands of NHM employees. DAK President Dr Suhail Naik said that instead of solving the issues of employees who are on a month long strike now the government is trying to be “dictatorial” and threatening the employees of termination. DAK has assured the NHM employees of its complete support in case anyone among them is harmed and any kind of injustice done to them. The spokesperson said they can’t act as mute spectators, they urged government that they shouldn’t be forced to go for a strike and the government should come with a concrete policy to mitigate the demands of NHM employees. DAK General Secretary Dr Owais H Dar added that DAK is ready to mediate between NHM employees and government if they desire so that an amicable and acceptable end is found out to the month long strike which has affected the healthcare badly in the state. It is in place to mention here that NHM employees have been on month long strike in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir after the government failed to fulfill the promises made to them last year when a similar strike and agitation was done by NHM employees.