RIMS staff to go ahead with agitations

IMPHAL, 22nd MARCH: A joint meeting of RIMS Nurses’ Associa-tion Lamphelpat (RNAL), Teachers & Medical Offi-cers’ Association (TAMOA) and Non-teaching Employees’ Welfare Association (NTEWA) of RIMS held on Wednesday has resolved to launch cease-work strike and other forms of agitation in protest against the ab-sence of head of the medical institute with effect from Thursday. Those present at the joint executive meeting expressed grave concern over non-appointment of RIMS director since March 1, subsequent to the service superannuation of director incharge Prof Ch Arun Kumar Singh on February 28.

            Deploring indifferent at-titude of the competent au-thorities to the demand in-spite of repeated approaches and complaints, including the staff resorting to cease-work on March 10, the par-ticipants were unanimous in expressing that absence of the director is clear reflection of the authority concerned undermining the urgent need for further development of the NE’s prestigious institute.

           The meeting eventually resolved to stage sit-in protest by suspension of casualty, OPD, academic and admin-istrative services/activities from March 23; suspend routine services of operation theatres (OT) from March 24 and emergency OT, excluding obstetrics emergencies, from March 25; and complete shut down of all functions of the institute from March 26 onwards.A statement issued jointly by TAMOA, RNAL and NTE-WA presidents asked author-ities concerned to address the genuine demands at the earliest possible in order to avoid inconveniences likely to be faced by the patients.

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