Nhm Agreement

One of the requirements of the association is to end the practice of outsourcing staff by agencies and to give them all establishments on an equal footing with permanent employees. They also want a special COVID-19 package. Life, accident and health insurance are the other claims. The government will bear an additional monthly expenditure of 22.68 U.S. euros on this account, he said. Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Wednesday that the government would increase the pay of National Health Mission (NHM) employees, contract workers and daily wages. They will also benefit from more incentives and risk allocations. In April, prior to the meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Health and Family Protection, a proposal was put forward to introduce incentives for contract and daily workers in NHM. The proposal was approved at the meeting, which was later approved by the cabinet. NHM workers demanded equal pay for equal work, regularization of services and a comprehensive set of COVID for contract employees and decided to strike under the banner of the Karnataka State Health and Medical Education Contractual and Outsource Employees Association (KSHCOEA). Contract workers include doctors and nurses working at COVID 19 stations in Taluk Hospitals and urban primary health centres, who act as fever clinics and in surveillance programs.

This also includes laboratory technicians and group “D” employees. They spent long hours working at checkpoints before health checks were suspended. The Karnataka State Health and Medical Education Department Contractual and Outsource Employees Association (KSHCOEA) issued a press release on this subject. The proposed strike of nearly 30,000 contract workers appointed as part of the state`s National Health Mission (NHM) from Thursday was withdrawn overnight into Wednesday, after the government agreed to consider their claims. The strike is expected to involve COVID 19 activities, including contact monitoring, surveillance and hospital work in the state.

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