Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Manipur State Branch said the demands of the doctors must be met so as not to worsen the prevailing hardship of the people.
Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Manipur State Branch has resolved to extend moral support to All Manipur Health Services Doctors’ Association (AMHSDA) whose members have launched a protest strike. The doctors are demanding time bound/time scale promotion, extension of superannuation age of doctors to 65 years as administrative post, NPA as per 7th Central Pay Commission with effect from January 1, 2016 and major amendment of the outdated MHS rules 1982.
A press release issued by TNAI stated that the nurses are extending support as per the resolution adopted on January 16. The resolution stated the demands of the doctors are on line with the prevailing conditions across of the world and even the Prime Minister had announced on May 31, 2016, that the retirement age for government doctors to be raised to 65 (Sixty five) years.
TNAI also expressed concern over the difficulties faced by the people of Manipur given the fact that “not every citizen of Manipur can afford to seek health care services especially those from hilly areas or poor financial backgrounds either outside Manipur or in the private Institutions”. The association said the demands of the doctors must be met so as not to worsen the prevailing hardship of the people.