A deputation of Daily Wager/Need based workers from Government Medical College and Associated Hospital of Jammu Province called on BJP State Secretary Aseem Gupta during his weekly sitting at party office, submitted a memorandum containing their grievances and urged upon him to help them in redressal of the same.
Led by Puneet Sharma, President, Daily Wager/Need Based Workers, they narrated their woes saying that for the last 30 months no wages have been paid to them as a result of which their families are at the verge of starvation. They told the BJP leader that due to non-payment of monthly fee, their children are facing suspension in schools, they do not have fare even to travel to perform duties, old aged parents too are suffering as they are dependent on them for medical needs. The members of the deputation further added that they are all indebted to private financiers and relatives, who non refuse to further finance them.
Making a fervent appeal to intervene in the matter, they told Aseem Gupta all their past efforts have proved futile as none has cared to look into their grievances and adopt a humane approach towards them.
The memorandum submitted by them said that the Daily Wager/Need Based Workers engaged at GMC, SMGS, CD and SSH Hospitals of Jammu have been operating all the mechanical machines in these hospitals for long time but the medical authorities have now engaged non-technical staff to run these machines, which is risky and a serious matter. They regretted that they are being held responsible for the damage caused to machines by non-technical staff in Super Specialty, which is totally unjustified. On one hand, they are not being past wages, on the other, are subjected to harassment, they lamented.
Aseem heard their grievances with patience and assured that whatever has been brought into his notice will be soon taken up with the Health Minister.