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Tripura: Contractual Staff Nurses Demands Job Security

Contractual staff nurses again approached the Director Health Service, Government of Tripura demanding job security.

These trained staff nurses questioned why they are not being done regular till now. These contractual staff nurses have questioned why the government is not keeping its promises done during Covid.

These staff nurses were taken on contract basis to cover the acute nurse crisis during Covid. Then they work at the risk of life. Their names are prefixed with the word, ‘Covid Staff’. They are employed on contract basis on an as-needed basis but are employed on a long-term basis.

In fact no nurses are recruited after 2017. However, the hospitals do not have half of the required number of nurses. Most hospitals do not have health workers. An awkward situation has arisen.

On Tuesday, the contractual staff nurses again went to the health director for appointment as regular staff.

“Even after sending letters repeatedly, the Minister of the Department and the Chief Minister are not listening to our statements. Manik Saha Even the secretary of health department is not meeting with us” said the nurses.

In this situation they demanded job regularization immediately.

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