SunstarTV Bureau: Two Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) workers tried to burn themselves on fire by pouring kerosene on their bodies at Master Canteen square, on Tuesday.
After been sitting on a hunger strike for the last 18 days at Lower PMG square, these two, ANM workers took the extreme step to draw the attention of the government.
One of the women has alleged that they were earning Rs 7,000- Rs 8,000 monthly while working in private hospitals but now are left to fend for them self as the Government dismissed after engaging them in Covid-19 Care Homes (CCHs).
One of the worker said, “Our only demand is regularisation of jobs, but none seems concerned. We have sacrificed so much working for the people during Covid-19 time, but look at our condition, our jobs have been taken away. I would like to urge the Chief Minister to help us. Is this how women are treated in the State? We want justice.”
Earlier, the State Government had engaged some 21,000 ANMs, staff nurses and Pharmacists on a temporary basis to augment the health workforce for smooth functioning of Covid-19 Care Homes (CCH) when these infections were exploding in Odisha.