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Published: 20th February 2016 04:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2016 04:03 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Nurses Swoon During Protest

Over 10 nurses who were part of the ongoing indefinite hunger strike on the DMS campus had to be hospitalised after they swooned on Friday. More than 1,500 members of the Tamil Nadu Contract Nurses Welfare Association began their hunger strike on Thursday placing various demands including regularisation of service. Meanwhile, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday announced during the Assembly session that the services of 1,500 contract nurses would be regularised. Speaking to ‘Express’, R Marimuthu, vice-president of the association demanded that services of the remaining 1,450 nurses should also be regularised.

city Doctors  stage stir

Chennai: Over 450 members of Service Doctors and Post Graduates Association staged a protest at Madras Medical College to press for their seven-point charter of demands on Friday. However, it was withdrawn in a few hours after a meeting with the state health secretary. The demands included pay and allowances on a par with central government doctors, restoration of old pension scheme, provision of child care leave for female doctors among others.

H Raja to chair Rly committee  Chennai: The Railway Ministry has reconstituted the Passenger Amenities Committee with BJP’s National Secretary H Raja as Chairman, while recent entrant to the saffron party and 2G Spectrum whistleblower Aseervatham Achary finds a place in the 16-member national body. The panel members, who are likely to assume charge next week, would be tasked to check ten issues including security of passengers and leakage of railway revenues due to unauthorised travel.


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