- 6,213 workers were appointed by the state on a contractual basis for three months as the Covid condition worsened in the state.
THD NewsDesk, Bhopal: About 600 healthcare workers, who were opposing the termination from jobs at Bhopal’s Neelam Park for the last three days, were lathi-charged and expelled from the venue by police on Thursday.
The government-appointed six thousand two hundred thirteen workers on a contract for a period of three months as the Covid condition worsened in the state. Plenty of workers, whose contract expired on November 30, gathered under the Covid-19 Swasthya Sangathan Madhya Pradesh and asked for their permanence in their jobs, asserting that there was a lack of healthcare workers within the state.
Yogesh Raghuvanshi, state general secretary of the Sangathan, said, “On humanitarian grounds, we should be appointed as we were hired against the vacancies.”
On Thursday, while the police pressured the protesters to relinquish the park, they resisted and demanded that they be permitted to meet Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. As they insisted, the police decided to conduct lathi-charge, in which several protesters, along with two expecting gentlewomen got injured.
DIG Irshad Wali said the workers did not obtain authorisation to arrange for the demonstration for even a single day.
As per the officials, around 400 workers were restrained, and FIRs were filed against 66 of them.