104 employees’ strike hits healthcare in Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam: The protests by the employees of Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa 104 services continue in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. Employees protested with their family members and children’s at Gandhi statue in Visakhapatnam. A total of 1,642 employees from across the state took part in the protests and stopped the services of 2,92,104 vehicles.
Due to the strike, the services of Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa have been affected badly; however, officials are claiming that alternative arrangements have been made. The employees of 104 health services went on strike demanding that the government should implement the enhanced pay scale according to GO 151 and also provide Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and maternity leave for women employees.
The Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa initiative was started in order to provide medical treatment to the people living in remote areas and interior villages which are far away from Primary Healthcare Center (PHC). The employees will continue their strike, as neither the government officials nor the management has initiated talks to resolve their issues. The employees are stating that they would intensify the protests further if the government fails to fulfill their demands.