The protest dharna of Jammu Kashmir Female Multipurpose Health Workers’ in support of their demands entered 45th day, today. They staged protest outside the office complex of Directorate of Health Services (DHS), Jammu.
They raised slogans against Government for not fulfilling their long pending demands including permanent solution of salary head 2211, delinking the CSS salary from the funding sources (Corpus-delinking), fixation of job functions of FMPHWs at par with other working categories of Health Sector, up gradation of the post of FMPHW on the analogy of Pharmacist, Lab Tech X-Ray Tech, Dental Tech and Ophth Tech.
They also demanded creation of post of LHVs in new PHCs, publication of seniority list of FMPHWs in the official website of the Health Department for bringing transparency in promotions, 50% quota to be allotted in favour of trained LHVs at par with MMPHSs promoted as Health Educators and amendment of SRO 20 dated 20-04-1992 which is pending in the administrative department for last 27 years.
They said that they are protesting for 45 days now and this is a failure on the part of Government machinery that it has not able to fulfill any of their demands till now.