NHM workers in Odisha stage demonstration at Lower PMG

Bhubaneswar: National Health Mission (NHM) workers under the banner of Swasthya Mission Parichalana Karmachari Sangha staged a demonstration at Lower PMG in the state capital today demanding creation & regularization of non-medico public health cadre as per the National Health Policy 2017, salary in accordance with 7th Pay Commission recommendations, and standardization of pay among other demands. The workers have decided to continue their protest till the demands are not fulfilled.

Speaking to the media, Block Programme Manager, NHM, Prabeer Kumar Meher said “We have submitted our demands to the government. We had earlier staged demonstration but were requested by the Health Minister to call it off owing to emergency health campaigns. Now we want standardization of pay and creation of cadre.”