All regular employees of health department on Friday wore a blank badge in solidarity with protesting National Health Mission (NHM) employees across the state.
The spokesman said black band protest was announced by President Doctors Association Kashmir(DAK), Dr Suhail Naik on Thursday when he addressed protesting NHM employees at Pratap Park, Srinagar.
Retreating the importance of NHM employees who are now the backbone of the health sector and are working on meagre salaries from past decade, DAK has promised that it will not allow health sector to derail by doing internal arrangements of regular staff, but at the same will not sabotage genuine strike of NHM doctors.
Requesting regular health staff to cancel their leaves immediately so that health care system can function uninterrupted, President DAK stresses upon Hon’ble Finance Minister to come with a road map and get protesting essential manpower back to their work.
Meanwhile realizing the fact that these are tough times for whole medical fraternity as we are working without NHM force who are literally spine of health care system, DAK President Dr Naik appeals people to cooperate with health department at this harsh time.