Published On : Sat, Oct 6th, 2018

Two Mayo staffers, who are on strike, attempt suicide

Mayo Hospital

Nagpur: Two of the data entry operators working who have been observing strike for the last two days against Mayo hospital administration threatening them to terminate their contract, tried to commit suicide on Firday. The striking date entry operators were engaged in the works off Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY). They had alleged pressure from the administration.

As the two took extreme step, they were rushed to the casualty ward of Mayo Hospital. Unable to come to terms with the staff, the hospital administration beckoned two wait-listed candidates to ensure continuation of work. However, patients have been suffering due to delay in the process. On October 3, 13 staff members appointed on contract for MJPJAY went on a strike after being dissatisfied by the response of dean Dr Ajay Keoliya regarding continuation of their services.

“According to the DMER rules, after completion of a contract, the staff is eligible for renewal of the same. However, the dean wants to advertise the posts and re-conduct interviews. Why should we reappear for interviews when our performance has already been marked satisfactory by the concerned seniors?” asked Simab Ashraf, whose four-month contract ended on September 28.

“The striking operators are trying to blackmail the administration and have gone on strike just because the order for continuation was delayed,” said associate professor and nodal officer of Mayo, Ravi Chauhan. Meanwhile, Congress MLA Vikas Kumbhare and members of Youth Congress declared their support to the staffers.