Employees withdraw protest

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Imphal, May 18: Employees of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) lifted their sit-in after the director of the institute, Laishram Deven, assured them that their demands would be fulfilled.

The employees threatened to stage a protest today in front of the office of the institute’s medical superintendent after their deadline to have their two-month pending salaries transferred to their bank accounts expired yesterday.

Deven today assured the employees that salaries would be transferred to their bank accounts on Monday. He asked the representatives of the employees to submit a memorandum of their demand through the medical superintendent of the hospital.

“The JNIMS authority had promised to clear our remunerations several times, but failed to keep the promise. This is why we had launched a protest,” an employee said. “We will not remain silent if our demand is not fulfilled as promised by the director.”

After learning about the demand of the employees, a patient at the hospital said the employees’ monthly salaries should be paid on time so that it motivates them in making the hospital a corruption-free institute.

JNIMS is a premier state-funded medical institution established in 1989 in Imphal East.

An attendant of radio diagnosis department was sus-pended recently for taking Rs 400 from a patient who came for ultra sound screening, which is offered free of cost.

He was suspended after the anti-corruption cell of the state government forwarded a complaint to the institute lodged by an individual with video proof of the attendant taking money.

 
By Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh

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