Nurses’ agitation against director paralyses RIMS

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IMPHAL, May 26: The RIMS Nurses Association launched an indefinite cease work strike starting this evening in protest alleging irregularity while appointing the assistant nursing superintendent of the institute.

Meanwhile, the agitating nurses also staged a brief protest in front of the OPD demanding the review of the promotion orders passed by the authority.

The agitating nurses convened a meeting with the medical superintendent this afternoon around 2pm which lasted until around 4.30 pm.

However, the meeting failed to bring any solution.

Soon after the meeting the nurses walked out of the superintendent’s chamber shouting slogan “Remove the irresponsible Director of RIMS” and ‘Don’t turn RIMS into personal playground” etc.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, registering strong opposition against the decision of the authority nurses announced to launch the indefinite cease work strike.

They alleged that of the six assistant nursing promoted one had retired in 2011. The promotion was affected on the basis of minority reservation as per the authority after overlooking 13 staff nurses in the seniority list, further asserted the nurses.

With regards to the similar issue a case was filed with the concerned court in 2008. But the case was deposed off with both the respondents and petitioner Staff Nurse of the RIMS found to have retired in the year 2011.

Despite repeated complaints lodge with the RIMS higher authority in connection with the alleged faulty promotion, no positive response has been received so far, said the agitating nurses adding that they pledged to continue their protest (cease work) until their demands are fulfilled.

Moreover, they also informed that they will ‘social’ boycott the Legal Advisor of RIMS and the counsel of RIMS Nursing Association for misleading the court.

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