JAMMU: Former MLC and senior National Conference leader, Rattan Lal Gupta on Monday expressed concern over reported termination of the paramedical staff engaged by the government in pursuance of SRO-24, saying that it is sheer injustice, especially at a time when humanity is grappling with horrendous coronavirus and there is larger need of the health workers.
Referring to recent protest by aggrieved staffers in the premises of Medical College Associate Hospital Kathua, Rattan Lal Gupta, in a statement, said that they had to go for strike instead of getting engaged in fight against pandemic. “Medics and para-medics are front-line warriors in global fight against COVID-19 and the government must acknowledge this reality and come to the rescue of these protesting para-medics by sympathetically considering their demands,” he added.
“The reported termination appears to be illogical, as the governments across the country is urging retired medical professionals to help in prevailing situation but those performing their duties are being made to stage protests,” Gupta said, hoping that the administration will look into the issue earnestly and redress the grievances of protesting paramedics.
Gupta also urged the administration to intensify measures of providing essentials to such of segments of the society, who were totally dependent on daily earnings and are suffering due to mandatory lock-down. They need compassion and support of society in general and government in particular, the former MLC added.