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Tuberculosis Control staffs stages dharna

Services to the Tuberculosis Control Programme in Kokrajhar saw paralyses following strike carried out for three days demanding early release of arrear salaries beginning from Thursday along with rest of the state.

Employee and staffs of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) under TB control in Kokrajhar stages strike with banner, placards in front of the district TB control office in RNB civil hospital, demanded early release of arrears salaries which have been remained pending since June month.

Employees demanded early release of pending salaries as soon as possible and make regular monthly salaries so that they should be not face any hardships in their working duties.

Dr Kaushik Das,District TB officer told that patients and OPD face paralyses today due to strike carried out by RNTCP employees. There 813 cases of TB were found positive in the district by July month, among them 36 found multi drug resistant(MDR) of which 16 cured and other 20 are taking treatment at hospital, said Dr Das. Jwngma Brahma, Abishek Chokraborty, employees said that they are deprived from getting regular salaries due to negligence concern department. They demanded arrears salaries be release to meet their hardships.

“We have yet to get three months salaries since June, for which why we stage dharna with three days agitation. We urged government to release arrears salaries so that we can maintain our life in normally manner”,they added.

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