FROM A CORRESPONDENT
JOYSAGAR , Oct 5: As many as 19 sweepers of Joysagar Civil Hospital in Sivasagar were suspended from work on October 3. This act of suspension created much sensation among the cleaners of the hospital. On the other hand, as the sweepers were suspended, the entire hospital was not cleaned and patients and their attendants faced a lot of inconvenience.
As per reports, the 19 sweepers of the hospital were recruited two years ago through a private agency and as the agreement between the agency and the hospital authorities ended, the hospital authorities decided to suspend the sweepers. Neither the agency nor the hospital authorities spared a thought for the poor sweepers. The hospital authorities also did not consider how the hospital premises would be kept clean and hygienic if the sweepers were suspended.
The problem was taken up by the Joint Director of Health Services, Sivasagar district on Thursday and accordingly, he called a meeting with the sweepers, private agency and hospital authorities.