The temporary medical employees adopted a unique mode of protest to put pressure on the Government for timly payment of salary. They placed photos of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Health Minister Niranjan Pujari and 5-T Secretary VK Pandian at the dharna site and offered puja to them as is done to the gods and goddesses.
“We are not getting salary each month. We are being a month’s after two to three months. How can we manage our family if our salary is held up for two to three months,” wanted to know agitating employees.
Expressing concern that nobody in Government listened to their repeated requests, the employees said they had no other option but to offer prayers at the photos of the CM, the Health and Family Welfare Minister and the 5-T secretary to get their ordeal resolved.
Social activists joined the protest and demanded the State Government’s intervention for ensuring timely release of salary to employees working on contract basis at the DHH.