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Maharashtra government dismissing Kovid as 25% of contractual health workers, sacked, now huge shortage of employees

Maharashtra government in January this year thinking that the Kovid-19 crisis is over by one day Dismissal With notice of 25 percent contractual health workers swept aside. As the Kovid cases started coming down in the state, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government suddenly asked the health workers who were hired under the National Health Mission during the month of April last year.

The move disqualified him for the vaccination campaign that was to begin for frontline workers. Pramod Kate, president of the Corona Warrior Employees Council, said, “We came to work because the chief minister appealed to the people to come forward and help.” At that time, permanent staff in hospitals were not coming to work, but we did not care for our families and worked with Kovid patients. What we are getting in return is a day’s notice before dismissal. We ask the government to reinstate us and give us a permanent job. ”

Of these 10,000 contractual employees, 1,000 were employed in various hospitals in Mumbai, while 5000 More than were hired in eastern Vidarbha.

Pooja Doifode, who worked as a multipurpose worker in BMC’s E ward, said, “When we joined, we put our families at risk.” Many of us had become infected with Kovid-19. We worked at a time when no one was ready to move out of their homes. We spent hours in PPE kits and transfer covid positive carcasses. Instead of asking us to leave when the need is met, we are entitled to a dignified behavior. ”

Health workers can be selected for doctors, anesthesiologists, medical officers, hospital managers, nurses, X-ray technicians, ECG technicians, laboratory technicians, drug makers, storekeepers, data entry operators, ward buoy categories at Kovid-19 hospitals and Kovid care facility centers Was appointed to manage the inflow of patients.

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These health workers staged several protests across the state demanding permanent employment for their uninterrupted and selfless service.

There is a huge shortage of health workers in Maharashtra

However, the move to retrench the workforce backfired as the state began to grapple with the shortage of healthcare workers with the arrival of the second wave of coronovirus.

Maharashtra, which was one of the first states to be affected by a sudden spurt in new coronovirus cases, is currently facing a major shortage of healthcare personnel.

Union Health Minister Rajesh Bhushan cautioned the Maharashtra government about his unsatisfactory performance earlier this month. The minister wrote a letter to the state of Maharashtra to expedite the recruitment of contract workers. Giving information in the letter, he said, “A large number of health workforce has been reported by teams from Aurangabad, Nandurbar, Yavatmal, Satara, Palghar, Jalgaon, Jalna districts.”

Bhushan also criticized Maharashtra’s lethargic attitude towards the second wave of the epidemic. After the original feedback received from the central team, Bhushan wrote that the container operation in Satara, Sangli and Aurangabad was found to be average which was not satisfactory, monitoring and contact tracing were found to be average in Satara, Aurangabad and Nanded, mainly due to this task. Limited manpower engaged in was found.

On Tuesday, 66,358 new cases of corona virus were reported in Maharashtra and 895 deaths, taking the total death toll in the state to 66,179.

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