By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 16: The All Assam Medical College and Hospital Employees’ Association (AAMCHEA) today demanded of the government to pay patient care allowance to them as has been the case elsewhere in the country.
In a statement issued to the press today, the Association general secretary Fakhruddin Ahmed said: “Through the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award the government should solve all problems of the medical college and hospital staff, besides paying them their arrears allowances. “Nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, and other technical staff play a major role in medical colleges and hospitals, but they don’t get their benefits and the government also doesn’t pay heed to their demands. Patient care allowances are being paid to all staff of health departments in other states of the country in accordance with the Central Pay Commission awards, and hence Assam should also pay its health staff this allowance,” Ahmed said.