LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital (LMCH) authority has sacked a total of 70 homeguard personnel from discharging duties in the medical institution. The decision taken by the LMCH authority in this regard seems to be a cheer mockery to the Chief Minister, who declared that the homeguard personnel of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts would be engaged in the said medical institution so that they could earn the bread for their families. But the latest move taken by the LMCH authority has made the Chief Minister’s declaration utterly meaningless.
At present, it is known that the LMCH authority has allegedly shouldered the responsibility for providing security guards to the medical institution upon a private sector firm.
Reacting to the issue, the Lakhimpur district unit of the All Assam Unemployed Association (AAUA) has strongly opposed the decision taken by the LMCH authority against the working homeguard personnel. In this context, Lakhimpur AAUA president Binod Das and general secretary Bhupen Sonowal, while expressing vehement resentment, said, “Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made public declaration that the unemployed youths under Lakhimpur and Dhemaji district would be appointed to the Grade III and Grade IV posts of the LMCH. But this promise was not kept in reality. Of late, 70 homeguard personnel working in the LMCH were dismissed from their job, which is unfortunate. We have strongly opposed it.”
The organization demanded the LMCH superintendent to re-engage the sacked homeguard personnel, to release their pending amounts of salary and not to engage security guards from private sector firms. The organization submitted a memorandum to the LMCH Superintendent in support of these demands. The sacked homeguard personnel also raised the same demands and sought intervention of the Chief Minister in this regard.