DIPHU, Nov 19: Diphu Civil Hospital Grade-IV Staff Association has urged upon State Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) CEM Tuliram Ronghang to appointment and regularization of the services of their members in the Assam Hills Medical College & Research Institute. The appeal was made at a press conference held at the Karbi Students’ Association office in Rongtheang here this evening.
During his address, KSA general secretary Thangsing Timung urged upon KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang to consider their case as many of them had been rendering their services for more than 5 years and some had been working at Diphu Civil Hospital for more than 10 years. He also said that its their only source of livelihood and family members depend on the meagre salaries.
The DCH Grade-IV Staff Association finance secretary Moina Ingtipi urged upon the State Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang for appointment and regularization of the grade-IV employees many of whom have completed more than 10 years of their services in DCH.
The grade-IV DCH employees also told media persons that they had been working at the hospital without fail and with full dedication and worked overtime whenever ask since it is the only source of lifelihood for their families urging the government to consider their case also on humanitarian ground. They also told reporters that majority of them will not be able to compete with candidates in written examinations as many of the applicants are teachers and overqualified candidates urging the authority for relaxation towards them in matter of appointment and integrating their services.
The association president Mrinali Teronpi and secretary Suren Rongphar also stated that they have also approached Health Minister prior to declaration of results where Minister Dr. Sarma had assured to take up the matter with Chief Minister. And since then, they have been waiting for the Health Minister’s response towards their issue.