SHILLONG | Oct 2, 2019:
A day after the employees of GVK EMRI-108 emergency services surrendered all the 53 ambulances from across the State to the management as part of their indefinite strike, the Meghalaya Government on Tuesday prohibited strikes by the field staff for a period of six months.
The ban was enforced in exercise of the power conferred by sub-Section (1) of Section 3 of the Meghalaya Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1980 (No.23 of 1980), Amendment Act 2003.
This was informed by the Additional Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Political Department on October 1.
This order comes into force with immediate effect and will remain in force for a period of six months.
It may be mentioned that the strike had compelled the Director of Health Services (MCH&FW) to ask the District Medical and Health Officers (DMHOs) of all the districts to ensure that the facility-based ambulances allocated to DHs/ CHCs/ PHCs supplement the demand for ambulance service as much as possible.
The employees of GVK EMRI-108 emergency services resumed their indefinite strike to pressurize the State Government to fulfill their demands.
The ongoing strike of the field staff has caused disruption to emergency response service.