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All measures taken to ensure Arogya Kavacha services are not hit : Khader

All measures taken to ensure Arogya Kavacha services are not hit : Khader


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 29, 2016: State Health and Family Welfare Minister UT Khader has taken strong exception to the indefinite strike launched by the 108 Arogya Kavacha ambulance employees and assured that all measures would be taken to ensure that the strike does not affect the public.

 

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Speaking to reporters at Circuit House on January 29, Friday, Khader said it  has been gathered that GVK company which manages the ambulances was making the staff work for 12 hours but paid only for  8 hours work. Earlier when the employees went on strike, I had assured to make the additional payment by January 1, Khader said adding  sanction of Rs 6.64 crore was possible only on January 14 as the chief secretary was earlier on leave. He also alleged that the employees of Arogya Kavacha had  gone to the press and threatened a strike despite knowing that the funds have been released. The minister also stated that many staff have got their pending payment  provided they agreed to abide by some conditions that they should wear white coats and  shun using ambulance for personal purposes. A few who have not agreed to the same have not received their cheques and  are now creating confusion, the minister said.

He also claimed that most staff are on duty and in some cases KSRTC drivers have been deputed. On the alarm raised over Zika virus, the minister said as of now there is no such threat  in the state.

To a question if the Yettinahole Project would dent the party’s prospects in the upcoming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections, the minister said in fact the BJP would be affected as it was the BJP which gave a go ahead to the project.


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Hardik Naveen, Bantwal Fri, January-29-2016, 11:14
How can they make to work without paying a good remuneration. They work on wages and cheat them . But any way minister has agreed to pay.They are hard workers as they are the messengers of doctors who actively bring the patient to the hospital
Dinesh aithal, Sullia Fri, January-29-2016, 11:08
At the begging what you said is needed to be looked upon .This is not the time to talk on Yettinahole Mr. Khader
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