BENGALURU: The management of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) has decided to lay-off “excess” lecturers and nursing staffers of its college.
Disclosing this to reporters on Tuesday, Rajya Vokkaligara Sangha president Appaji Gowda termed the ongoing protest by the staffers as “uncalled for.”
“KIMS has been suffering from a problem of plenty because of excess staff members. Till now, the sangha refrained from cutting the flab on humanitarian grounds. However, the recent protests by the staff has forced the sangha to rethink the issue,” he said.
A five-member committee has been set up to layoff the staffers in the college, he added. “KIMS is a 750-bed hospital and requires only 350 nursing staffers. But, we have 670. A section of the nursing staffers are demanding regularisation of their jobs while the doctors are seeking a pay hike.”
“I would like to reiterate that we are under financial loss. However, following the protests, we have decided to remove excess staff members and not regularis e their services,” he added.