Friday, April 8, 2011

Pharmacists end strike in Uttarakhand

Striking pharmacists of government hospitals of Uttarakhand today announced to withdraw their stir after the state government agreed to their demands including salary at par with their counterparts in central government hospitals.

The pharmacists have decided to return to duty from tomorrow as the government has agreed to their demands, said SS Chauhan, spokesman of Uttarakhand diploma pharmacist association.
Nearly 1400 pharmacists of all the government hospitals went on a three-day strike yesterday causing inconvenience to the patients, who failed to get medicines from government hospitals.

The pharmacists were demanding salary at par with their counterparts working in central government hospitals, transfer of pharmacists to district hospitals from health sub-centres and creation of more posts for pharmacists in hospitals.

Source: DNA

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