Unilateral action ofofficial condemned
The Federation of Tamil Nadu Health Inspectors’ Association has urged the government to immediately revoke the suspension of three health inspectors in Pudukkottai district.
Highlighting their demand, the association members staged a demonstration in front of the Office of the Deputy Director, Health Services in here on Monday.
Addressing the demonstration, K.R. Periyasamy, district convenor, condemned the unilateral action of Pankajkumar Bansal, Project Director, National Rural Health Mission, during the recent inspection of works in Pudukottai district.
Instead of inspecting the NRHM works in the district, he suspended three health inspectors who were under treatment for dengue. He continues to threaten the peaceful working atmosphere in the Health Department.
Hence, the Federation sought immediate revocation of suspension and ending the anti-labour activities of the official. The other demands of the federation are immediate filling of vacant posts of health inspectors, regularisation of the trainee health inspectors on time-scale, regularising mazdoors who worked as casual labourers and appointing them in village panchayats, and accountability should not be fixed on the health inspectors for communicable diseases during rainy and winter seasons. Over 80 health inspectors, including seven women, participated in the demonstration.