Staged demonstration and gave memorandum to dean and superintendent
Lab technicians working in the city’s Sayaji Hospital for more than five years, staged demonstrations and chanted slogans demanding permanent status. They took out a rally on Monday and handed over a memorandum to the dean of Medical College and superintendent of Sayaji Hospital. They threaten to intensify their agitation if their demands are not resolved soon.
Ankitbhai Baria, a technician from Vadodara, said that in the year 2012-13, 451 technicians were directly recruited across the state by Gujarat Civil Classification. In which 43 laboratory technicians in various departments in the medical college of Sayaji Hospital were recruited.
The rule was to make them permanent in 5 years, but they are yet to get the status after been on duty for more than five years. They made several oral and written representations and with no options left forced to take the path of agitation.
Another technician Pooja said, they have been working for more than the last five years and employees of other departments recruited with them have been made permanent. But, 43 technicians are yet to get the permanent status.
They are giving their services in such difficult time of Corona pandemic but yet not been made permanent by the government. As a rule, they had to work for five years, but today seven years later they are not given the permanent status and forced to take the path of agitation. They threaten to intensify their agitation if their demands are not resolved soon.
These questions were also raised by technicians earlier in thr month of June and no solution has been found. So on Monday all laboratory technicians wearing a black ribbon gives memorandum to the dean of medical college and superintendent of the SSG hospital. wearing a black bandage.
All technicians joined the protest maintaining social distance as per the guideline of Covid-19. Some technicians joined with posters and slogans and demand to make them permanent as per the law.